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Published 13th January 2022


The creators of How It Works magazine explain the history and science behind some of the most devastating outbreaks the world has ever known, and what makes viruses and other pathogens so dangerous. You'll explore the history of the dreaded Black Death, find out why the Spanish flu of 1918 was so lethal, discover how the coronavirus vaccine works and learn about the latest pathogens being studied by the World Health Organization. Inside we will also see how viruses may have been vital for the emergence of life as we know it, and how their potential presence in space could be a sign of extra-terrestrial life.

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