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History of flu outbreaks

POSTED: 12:47 PM EST Jan 10, 2013    UPDATED: 11:05 AM EST Dec 18, 2013 

The first human has died from the H10N8 avian flu virus, which has only been detected in birds until now. 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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