Distribution and Incidence

In seemingly every year, there are at least some cases of influenza in every populated continent and in most of the large islands of the world. During epidemics, which occur somewhere almost annually, the malady sweeps large regions, even entire continents. During pandemics, a number of which have occurred every century for several hundred years, the disease infects a large percentage of the world's population and, ever since the 1889-90 pandemic, in all probability a majority of that population. Not everyone so infected becomes clinically sick, but nonetheless influenza pandemics are among the most vast and awesome of all earthly phenomena. The disease strikes so many so quickly and over such vast areas that the eighteenth-century Italians blamed it on the influence of heavenly bodies and called it influenza.

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