The Last Plague: fighting influenza

This program examines the history of influenza, the way the virus works and the reasons it poses a huge danger to world health.


  • introduction
  • how flu virus particles infect host cells
  • the body’s immune response
  • viruses and acquired immunity
  • how flu virus strains are classified and named
  • antigenic shift
  • controlling flu viruses
  • tracking emerging flu strains
  • anti-viral drugs

Year levels               Middle-Upper Secondary

Format                      DVD

Duration                  26 min

Year produced       2000

School price            $90 inc gst (+ $9 p&h in Australia/ elsewhere POA)

Tertiary institutions   POA