Lessons from ‘Spanish flu,’ nearly 100 years later

22 octubre 2014

Just in time for flu season, a new study of ‘the mother of all pandemics’ could offer insight into infection control measures for the flu and other epidemic diseases. Researchers studied the evolution of the 1918 influenza pandemic, aka the «Spanish flu.» In 1918, the virus killed 50 million people worldwide, 10 to 20 million of whom were in India. In the United States alone, the Spanish flu claimed 675,000 lives in nine months.