Season 4, Episode 2 Killer Flu

First Aired: March 3, 2004

Recalling the 1918 “Spanish flu” pandemic, which killed many times more people than World War I did. A similar pandemic is “overdue,” says narrator Liev Schreiber, and “it will make the HIV outbreak almost look like a picnic,” adds British virologist John Oxford. Oxford's dire predictions aren't backed by all the experts interviewed here, but no one is taking the prospect of another “killer flu” lightly.

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  • Premiered: May 15, 2000
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Scientists seek to uncover celebrated mysteries of the past in this occasional British series. (more)

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