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History of flu outbreaks

Published On: Jan 10 2013 09:47:55 AM PST   Updated On: Dec 18 2013 08:05:56 AM PST

The first human has died from the H10N8 avian flu virus, which has only been detected in birds until now. Take a look at history's four main flu outbreaks.

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1968 – 1969 

In early 1968, a new flu virus was detected in Hong Kong. The first cases in the United States were detected as early as September 1968 and the virus spread quickly. Deaths from this virus peaked in December 1968 and January 1969.

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