Influenza epidemic (29 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


In 1918, an influenza epidemic killed an estimated 20 million people worldwide and 548,000 in the U.S. alone. It’s devastating effect contributed to the German decision to seek an armistice.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "Influenza epidemic". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[, accessed 04 December 2016.]