11th March 1918: First confirmed case of 'Spanish Flu'
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In Fort Riley, Kansas, U. S. Army Private Albert Gitchell is diagnosed with the new strain of flu. His illness is a first recorded case of a Spanish Flu. It was a pandemic which resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population). It was caused by a H1N1 influenza virus subtype.
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