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Hong Kong flu

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The 1968 influenza pandemic was a time when many people in the world caught H3N2 influenza A and became sick. It was also called Hong Kong flu in Western countries because Westerners first noticed it when it was in Hong Kong. It spread through the whole world. It killed 1 million people.[1][2]

Hong Kong flu
Virus strainH3N2
DateJuly 1968-1969 (Possible up till 1970)

References[change | change source]

  1. "1968 Pandemic (H3N2 virus)". United States Centers for Disease Control. 22 January 2019. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  2. Edwin D. Kilbourne (2006). "Influenza Pandemics of the 20th Century". Emerg Infect Dis. 12 (1): 9–14. doi:10.3201/eid1201.051254. PMC 3291411. PMID 16494710.