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Temporary hospital in California for Spanish flu victims, 1918

1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

In 1918, the most severe pandemic in recent history spread across the globe. The Spanish flu, or the H1N1 virus, infected 500 million people (about a third of the world’s population). Before it was over, about 40 million people died worldwide. Origins Though the origin of the virus is not known, it arrived during World …Read More