Victims of the Influenza Pandemic A Virtual Cemetery created by: April Lieberman
Description: The 1918 flu pandemic (the "Spanish flu") was an unusually severe and deadly pandemic, killing between 50 and 100 million people worldwide. Even using the lower estimate of 50 million people, 3% of the world's population (which was 1.86 billion at the time) died of the disease, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. Some 500 million, or 27%, were infected. Most victims were healthy young adults, in contrast to most influenza outbreaks, which predominantly affect juvenile, elderly, or weakened patients. The pandemic lasted from June 1918 to December 1920.