A doctor at Tynemouth said his usual winter call rate had doubled, but that the situation was not as bad as two years previously when Britain was hit by Asian flu
The Spanish Flu of 1918, the Asian Flu
of 1957 and the Hong Kong Flu of 1968, all of which had their origins in bird flu, resulted in 40- to 50-million deaths.
The 1957 influenza, called the Asian flu
, caused 70,000 deaths in the United States and the 1968 influenza, called the Hong Kong flu, caused about 34,000.
The above scenario is all the more sobering when you consider that the Killer Asian Flu
is not the worst-ease scenario that we face today.
So far, all the samples have tested negative for the highly-pathogenic Asian flu
It seems to me that just yesterday we were worried about SARS, and before that the flesh-eating disease, and before them the Asian flu
and the Hong Kong flu, not to mention the 1918 Spanish flu, which almost did kill everyone, but that was before good vaccines or, er, government assistance.
In 1957-58, Asian flu
(H2N2) killed 70,000 people in the U.
In 1957-1958, Asian flu
(H2N2) killed 70,000 people in the United States.
(1957-1958)--Believed responsible for 70,000 deaths in the United States alone.
He used this knowledge to anticipate the 1957 Asian flu
pandemic and to precipitate the manufacture of 40 million vaccine doses in the United States, which helped limit the number of American deaths to 69,000.
(1957-1958): Caused about 70,000 deaths in the US.
SINGAPORE - Two laboratories in Singapore that received samples of a virus that triggered the 1957-1958 Asian flu
pandemic destroyed them in the wake of an alert from the World Health Organization, a Singapore Health Ministry spokeswoman said Thursday.