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Pandemics

If CORVID-19 has you thinking about pandemics, this guide will get you started in researching to epidemics of the past.

Asain Flu of 1957

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Overview

The so-called Asian Flu was a pandemic outbreak of Influenza A of the H2N2 subtype, that originated in China in 1956. Over the course of two years, Asian Flu traveled from the Chinese province of Guizhou to Singapore, Hong Kong, and the United States. The World Health Organization places the final tally at approximately 2 million deaths, 69,800 of those in the US alone.