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Going Viral - The Podcast

Jul 10, 2018

The disease detectives investigate the theory that the Spanish flu originated in America and another theory that it came from China: in both cases the flu was first identified as ‘plague’. 

Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley


Dr. David Morens, CAPT, United States Public Health Service, Senior Advisor to the Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, USA. 

John Barry, Author of ‘The Great Influenza: the story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History’.

Professor John Oxford, Blizzard Institute, Queen Mary College, London. Scientific Director, Oxford Media Medicine

Professor Wendy Barclay, Action Medical Research Chair in Virology, Imperial College London.

Dr. Michael Worobey, Louise Foucar Marshall Science Research Professor, Department Head Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona.

Glyn Prysor, Chief Historian at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. @glynprysor

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Mark Humphries, Associate Professor; Dunkley Chair in War and the Canadian Experience; Director, Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada.

The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg

Cover art by Patrick Blower.

Readings by: Will Huggins

‘Going Viral’ is supported by Wellcome / @wellcometrust

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