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PANDEMIC
Disease: Influenza
Estimated Death Toll:
1,000,000
Location: 
Worldwide

The 1968 flu pandemic was a category 2 flu pandemic whose outbreak in 1968 and 1969 killed an estimated one million people worldwide. It was caused by an H3N2 strain of the influenza A virus, descended from H2N2 through the antigenic shift, a genetic process in which genes from multiple subtypes reassorted to form a new virus. Because it originated in Hong Kong, the pandemic is also referred to as Hong Kong flu. Wikipedia Reference »

H1N1 virus
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