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.

Spanish flu Walter Reed
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1918 – 1919

The Spanish flu came on quickly. Some people felt fine in the morning but died by nightfall. People who caught the Spanish Flu but did not die from it often died from complications caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia.


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