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How did the Spanish flu pandemic end and what lessons can we learn from a century ago?

A pandemic swept through the US and Europe in 1918 killing, by some estimates, more than 50 million people.

It began between January and February in the United States when a flurry of people died after presenting symptoms of headaches, respiratory difficulties, cough and high fever.

A few months later, patients in France, Belgium and Germany had similar clinical symptoms and in May, a religious festival in Spain caused an outbreak of the same mysterious disease.

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A pandemic swept through the US and Europe in 1918 killing, by some estimates, more than 50 million people.

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