This horrible virus took my daughter. You will be missed.
This virus spread worldwide during 1918-1919. In the United States, it was first detected in the spring of 1918, among military personnel. It is estimated that around 500 million people or one third of the world's population were infected with this virus
The estimated number of deaths was at least 50 million worldwide and 675,000 in the United States. The death rate was highest among people under 5 years old, between 20 and 40 years old, and over 65 years old. The high mortality rate in healthy people, including the 20-40 age group, was a unique feature of this pandemic.