Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 12th, 2004
Epidemics spread a disease through a limited population, but pandemics spread around the world, making everyone at risk for illness.
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 and 1919 killed 30 million people and caused illness in 20% to 40% of the world's population.
"It was one of the worst outbreaks in human history," said Herberg Swick, a physician who is director of the Institute of Medicine and Humanities in Missoula.
The Spanish flu struck soldiers...
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