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  1. Spanish flu - Wikipedia

    WebThe Spanish flu infected around 500 million people, about one-third of the world's population. Estimates as to how many infected people died vary greatly, but the flu is regardless considered to be one of the deadliest pandemics in history. An early estimate from 1927 put global mortality at 21.6 million.

  2. Spanish Flu - Symptoms, How It Began & Ended | HISTORY

    WebOct 12, 2010 · The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919 was the deadliest pandemic in world history, infecting some 500 million people across the globe—roughly one-third of the population—and causing up to 50...

  3. Influenza pandemic of 1918–19 | Cause, Origin, & Spread

    Webinfluenza pandemic of 1918–19, also called Spanish influenza pandemic or Spanish flu, the most severe influenza outbreak of the 20th century and, in terms of total numbers of deaths, among the most devastating pandemics in human history. influenza pandemic of 1918–19. influenza A H1N1 virus.

  4. Spanish Flu: What Is It, Causes, Symptoms & Pandemic - Cleveland Clinic

    WebThe Spanish flu was the name given to a form of influenza (flu) caused by an H1N1 virus that started in some type of bird (avian origin). The Spanish flu was a pandemic — a new influenza A virus that spread easily and infected people throughout the world. Because the virus was new, very few people, if any, had some immunity to the disease.

  5. 1918 Pandemic (H1N1 virus) | Pandemic Influenza (Flu) | CDC

    Web1918 Pandemic (H1N1 virus) Español | Other Languages | Print. The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919.

  6. The Flu Pandemic of 1918 | National Archives

    WebMar 5, 2019 · Before COVID-19, the most severe pandemic in recent history was the 1918 influenza virus, often called “the Spanish Flu.” The virus infected roughly 500 million people—one-third of the world’s population—and caused 50 million deaths worldwide (double the number of deaths in World War I).

  7. Why the Second Wave of the 1918 Flu Pandemic Was So Deadly

    WebMar 3, 2020 · The horrific scale of the 1918 influenza pandemic—known as the "Spanish flu"—is hard to fathom. The virus infected and killed at least 50 million worldwide, according to the CDC . That’s more...

  8. The 1918 Influenza Pandemic - Stanford University

    WebKnown as "Spanish Flu" or "La Grippe" the influenza of 1918-1919 was a global disaster. The Grim Reaper by Louis Raemaekers In the fall of 1918 the Great War in Europe was winding down and peace was on the horizon. The Americans had joined in the fight, bringing the Allies closer to victory against the Germans.

  9. The Spanish flu: The global impact of the largest influenza

    WebMar 4, 2020 · Based on this, the low estimate of 17.4 million deaths by Spreeuwenberg et al. (2018) implies that the Spanish flu killed almost 1% of the world population. 9. The estimate of 50 million deaths published by Johnson and Mueller implies that the Spanish flu killed 2.7% of the world population.

  10. 1918 influenza: The deadliest pandemic in history | Live Science

    WebAug 2, 2022 · Facts about the Spanish flu. Comments (9) In 1918, a strain of influenza known as Spanish flu caused a global pandemic, spreading rapidly and killing indiscriminately. Young, old, sick and...