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Who was the first person to be sucsesfully dignosed as having the flu ?

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duffield1 answers:

I doubt we will ever know - the first recorded evidence of the disease was in 412 BC, when Hippocrates described influenza for the first time.
http://www.lifespan.org/services/infectious/diseases/birdflu/history.html


Supplement from 02/17/2009 04:50pm:

Apparently, it was someone in the Athenian army.
http://www.ehow.com/about_4586317_flu-remedies.html


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