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Geography in the News: A Flu Diffusion Model

This post describes where influenza viruses originate, how they are transmitted between animals and humans, and how a geographic diffusion model for the flu virus can help reduce its spread.

Is the “Hype” on Swine Flu for the Birds or People or All of the Above?

Contributing Editor Jordan Schaul looks at the “hype” surrounding the recent epidemic of swine flu, its ecology, and nomenclature system, and the perception concerning emerging influenza strains in the context of domestic and exotic animal species. As a zoo aficionado, and professional, I’m always concerned that novel strains of influenza—those infecting people, but of animal…