A year of terror and a century of reflection: perspectives on the great influenza pandemic of 1918-1919.

CONCLUSION: Here, we reflect on the 1918 influenza pandemic, including its emergence and subsequent rapid global spread. In addition, we discuss the pathophysiology associated with the 1918 virus and its predilection for the young and healthy, the rise of influenza therapeutic research following the pandemic, and, finally, our level of preparedness for future pandemics. PMID: 30727970 [PubMed - in process]
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