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Centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic

Philip Patenall

Centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic

This collection marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic Included are Reviews and research articles from across the Nature group of journals to showcase the latest advances in our understanding of influenza virus biology, evolution and adaptation, and advances in surveillance and drug and vaccine development.

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