Must Read

PrintPrint CiteCite
Style: MLAAPAChicago Close


NPR: Mexico Outbreak the Latest in String of Flu Panics

April 25, 2009


CFR's Laurie Garrett provides historical context to the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico.

Influenza pandemics, or the threat of them, have set off waves of panic ever since 1918, when 100 million people around the world died from the illness. CFR's Laurie Garrett explains what we know so far about the current outbreak of swine flu in Mexico and offers some historical perspective to host Jacki Lyden.

Full Text of Document

More on This Topic

Analysis Brief

Flu Economics

Author: Lee Hudson Teslik

Swine flu has already shaken markets. While the scope of the current outbreak remains unknown, experts say a severe pandemic could drive...