[An overview on the history of global influenza pandemics].
Ren R Q,Zhou L,Ni D X
Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi
During the past 100 years, there had been four global pandemics on influenza that had greatly influenced the health and life of the people. This article summarized the features, experiences and lessons learned on these four influenza pandemics so as to prepare related measures targeting the possible pandemics/epidemics in the foreseeable future, in China.