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Peters, Stephanie True.
New York : Benchmark Books, 2005.
IL 3-6, RL 8.9
ISBN 0761416366
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Do you know the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic?  An epidemic signifies that a great proportion of people in a certain geographic area have contracted the same disease within a short period of time.  A pandemic refers to an epidemic that has infected many areas of the world nearly simultaneously.  One of the deadliest pandemic in the world occured in 1918.  The influenza pandemic killed between 20 million and 40 million people in a little over one year.  In the United States alone, 2 percent of the population died from influenza during 1918-1919. And yet, very little has been written about the this.  It was as if those who lived through it just wanted to forget all about it.  But it is important not to forget about it for fear that it could happen again.  This then is the story of the 1918 influenza pandemic.
SUBJECTS:      Influenza -- History -- 20th century.
                        Epidemics -- History -- 20th century.


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