Introduction to pandemic influenza through history
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- Ghendon, Y. Eur J Epidemiol (1994) 10: 451. doi:10.1007/BF01719673
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For the past 400 years, epidemics resembling influenza have been recorded in many countries. Epidemics from as early as the 16th Century in England and the 18th Century in the USA are recognizable as influenza, even in the absences of precise knowledge of their causative agents.