Supporting 1918 pandemic influenza virus research

Welcome to This site highlights studies by an interdisciplinary group of researchers working to uncover the factors that gave rise to one of the world's deadliest infectious disease outbreaks. With the growing concern that a new pandemic is on the horizon, we believe that a better understanding of the 1918 Spanish flu will help us to be better prepared should a new highly pathogenic virus arise.

The projects and studies described on this site are funded by a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Please take a look around to learn more about the tactics being used to study the 1918 virus and the scientists behind this exciting research effort.