two women standing on exhibit of AZ map on floor with black strings hanging from ceiling

So unusual was the 1918 influenza that its symptoms were often misdiagnosed. This particular strain of flu virus took its deadliest toll on young adults who were previously healthy, and it claimed an estimated 25 million lives in its first 25 weeks. “This flu was unusually dangerous. ... We’re due for another flu like this,” says ASU scholar Jacqueline Wernimont. Together with Nexus Lab project manager Elizabeth Grumbach, Wernimont has set out to highlight the issue of pandemic with a focus on Arizona.

Tempe campus ASU Library Department of English College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Venting about an unfair boss could be trouble all around, study finds W. P. Carey School of Business Business Psychology Faculty

ASU Now is a multimedia news and information website exploring Arizona State University by telling the stories of the people who make up this remarkable institution. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and other members of the Arizona State University community turn to ASU Now for the thought-provoking ideas, insight and innovation from the people who make ASU special.

ASU Now organizes its storytelling around key areas of focus for the university: Discoveries, Solutions, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Global Engagement, Arizona Impact and Sun Devil Life. Arizona State University has established itself as a new model for the public research university, and ASU Now reports on all that makes ASU unique.