A century ago, the Spanish flu killed at least 50 million people between 1918 and 1920. How likely is a comparable tragedy today?
Influenza is taking its toll on productivity, affecting schools, offices, public transportation and even professional soccer. Germany's Robert Koch Institute has already registered 136 deaths in 2018.
Think getting the regular flu shot that's free in Germany will keep you from getting sick? Think again. There's a better one out there that experts are recommending – but it'll cost you.
The Winter Olympic Games have been dogged by avian influenza, as well as the concern over the unpredictable regime in North Korea, poor ticket sales, a shortage of accommodation and rising prices. Julian Ryall reports.
It's not always easy for people to tell the difference between a cold and a flu right away. What distinguishes influenza from a common cold?
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