Why Was Spanish Flu So Deadly?

November 2008
Best's Review;Nov2008, Vol. 109 Issue 7, p62
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The article discusses the widespread of Spanish flu in 1918 in the U.S. The author stated that the virus is the worst pandemic in the century, which kills 50 million to 100 million people worldwide. He added that the virus has been genetically labeled as H1N1 with a mortality rate between 2% and 20%. He emphasized that after World War 1, people are malnourished, sickly and dislocated, while soldiers are on the move that increase the chances of infection.


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