Flu Epidemic

Also know as Influenza Pandemic

History on Influenza

It didn't last long. It lasted from 1918 to 1920. It quickly spread and infected 500 million people across the world. It also killed at least 20 to at most 100 million people.

Where is came from

No one was sure where is originated from. Some say that it was from the Far East. Dr. C. Hannoun says that it most likely came from China, then spread to the USA, Brest, France, and Europe. Some studies say that it came from Australia, and that it started showing signs in Australia in 1917, but other studies also say that it did come from China.

The Influenza

They where able to fine a cure and the flu epidemic was done in 1920.

It was so deadly because it invaded their lungs and caused pneumonia.

More solders died because of the flu than war. Nearly 36 percent of the army became sick with the flu.

Since 1918, there have been several other influenza pandemics, although none as deadly.

A flu pandemic from 1957 to 1958 killed around 2 million people worldwide, including about 70,000 people in the U.S., and a pandemic from 1968 to 1969 killed nearly 1 million people, including about 34,000 Americans. More than 12,000 Americans perished during the H1N1, also know as swine flu, pandemic that occurred from 2009 to 2010.


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