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1918 flu pandemic


The 1918 flu pandemic was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people across the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and killed 50 to 100 million of them—three to five percent of the world's population—making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

The fears are partly based upon the fact that a similar avian flu strain gave rise to the 1918 flu pandemic. The strain type derives from the main antigenic determinants of influenza A and B viruses, the haemagglutinin (H or HA, of which there ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Death & Human Experience (2009)

1- by Clifton D. Bryant, Dennis L. Peck

CVD has been the leading cause of death in the United States for more than a century ( except during the 1918 flu pandemic) and claims more American lives than does ...

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