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 .
He was referring to that year's Asian flu pandemic. It peaked the week ending 17 October with 600 deaths reported in major towns in England and Wales.
The virus of Asian flu was first identified in Guizhou. It spread to Singapore in February 1957, reached Hong Kong by April, and.
Hilleman noticed news reports of a severe influenza in Hong Kong. Worldwide, from 1957-1958, about 2 million people died from Asian flu, with about 70,000.
In February 1957, a new influenza A (H2N2) virus emerged in East Asia, The estimated number of deaths was 1.1 million worldwide and 116,000 in the United .