The Asian flu was the second major influenza pandemic to occur in the 20th century; it followed the influenza pandemic of –19 (also known as Spanish flu) and preceded the Hong Kong flu pandemic of The Asian flu outbreak caused an estimated one million to two million deaths worldwide and is generally considered to have been the least severe of the three influenza pandemics of the 20th century.
Asian Flu Pandemic. In , which was on the whole a much milder illness than that of , the global death toll was estimated to be around 2 million. In , the Asian flu pandemic resulted in about 70, deaths in the United States. An excess 30, deaths occurred in England and Wales of which 6, were ascribed to influenza itself.
Dec 05, · This strain of flu caused a high number of deaths during the s. Medical Net indicates that between the flu pandemic killed 1 to 2 million people worldwide. The category 2 Asian flu.
Asian flu was of the H2N2 subtype (a notation that refers to the configuration of the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase proteins in the virus) of type A influenza, and an influenza vaccine was developed in to contain its outbreak. The Asian flu strain later evolved via antigenic shift into H3N2, which caused a milder pandemic from to Class: Insthoviricetes.