1918 Influenza: the Mother of All Pandemics

@article{Taubenberger20061918IT,
  title={1918 Influenza: the Mother of All Pandemics},
  author={J. Taubenberger and David M Morens},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={15 - 22}
}
  • J. Taubenberger, David M Morens
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • The "Spanish" influenza pandemic of 1918–1919, which caused ≈50 million deaths worldwide, remains an ominous warning to public health. Many questions about its origins, its unusual epidemiologic features, and the basis of its pathogenicity remain unanswered. The public health implications of the pandemic therefore remain in doubt even as we now grapple with the feared emergence of a pandemic caused by H5N1 or other virus. However, new information about the 1918 virus is emerging, for example… CONTINUE READING
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