Influenza epidemic

(29 words)
  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Short Note This is a short note

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.

Short notes under 150 words are freely available to all users, but to consult all other articles in the Literary Encyclopedia, you must be logged in as a subscriber. To read about subscribing click here.


Citation:
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 17 April 2014.]