Link: Health | canada.com.
Everyone seems to be reading the NY Times, but Branswell is the reporter to read on this issue. It ain't good news...
Like H5N1 (the current avian flu), the 1918 virus appears to be of entirely avian origin, and appears to have acquired the ability to infect people by undergoing a series of small mutations to all eight of its genes, a process called recombination.
Should we be worried?
The 1918 virus killed upwards of 50 million people - more than the First World War - between 1918 and 1919 and reserved its harshest blow for previously healthy young adults.
The good news is, the Prez has an idea about quarantines enforced by the military.