History of flu outbreaks

Published On: Jan 10 2013 03:22:39 PM EST

The flu season is in full swing and reported cases are spreading quickly throughout the U.S. Take a look at history's four main flu outbreaks.

Spanish flu Walter Reed
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1918 – 1919

The Spanish flu came on quickly. Some people felt fine in the morning but died by nightfall. People who caught the Spanish Flu but did not die from it often died from complications caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia.

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