Spanish influenza

Spanish influenza

noun Pathology.
the pandemic respiratory infection that spread throughout the world during 1917–18.
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Spanish influenza Span·ish influenza (spān'ĭsh)
n.
Influenza that caused several waves of pandemic in 1918-1919, resulting in over 20 million deaths worldwide.

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