Swine flu outbreak. Worries about Africa as pandemic marches on.


In July 2002, more than 70% of the 2160 inhabitants of Sahafata, a small village in the rural highlands of southeastern Madagascar, came down with an acute respiratory illness, and 27 died. A few patient samples tested positive for influenza, but the viciousness of the outbreak led health authorities to suspect something worse and ask for assistance. In… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_662


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