Influenza pandemics, triggered by bird or swine flu viruses, have the potential to kill millions of people. The influenza virus has existed for millions of years as an innocuous intestinal virus of wild ducks. What turned a harmless waterborne duck virus into a killer? In my latest presentation I trace the human role in the evolution of this virus and suggests what society can do to reduce the likelihood of such potential catastrophes in the future.
My new swine flu DVD "Flu Factories" is now available free for download. It's a torrent file, so you'll need to BitTorrent software to download it, but that's available free too! A DVD chapter listing can be found here.