Weekend at the Museum: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918


World War I claimed an estimated 16 million lives. The influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people. One fifth of the world’s population was attacked by this deadly virus. Within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history. READ MORE HERE

Documents and photos relating to this story can be found at the National Archives and Records Administration website.



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