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.
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Richert, Lucas Paul. "Influenza epidemic". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5574, accessed 29 May 2017.]