Colds and flu

Updated 04 August 2014

4 fascinating flu maps

The 1918 flu, Sars, swine flu: check out these maps on how they spread.

The 1918 flu, Sars, swine flu: check out these maps on how they spread. Let's start at the beginning with the the 1918 flu across the world, and then through South Africa.

Then there was the Sars scare and the fear that migratory birds might spread it across the world. Check the map of the flight paths these birds take.

Lastly, take a look at how the current epidemic of the swine flu has been spreading across the world.

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Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
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Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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