What Are Terrifying Facts About the Flu?

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Getting the flu has the potential to be deadlier than you may realize. U.S. figures estimate that seasonal influenza A virus kills one person out of every 2,000 people infected.

The "Spanish flu" pandemic of 1918 killed one out of every four people infected, while the pandemics of 1957 and 1968 killed one out of every 500 people infected.