Everything you need to know about the flu illness, including symptoms, treatment and prevention. host 4114 spanish flu crisis management january 31, 2014 table of contents introduction page 2 what is spanish flu and what happened during the pandemic. What research does the science article describe why is it important this report describes the successful reconstruction of the influenza a (h1n1) virus responsible for the 1918 “spanish flu” pandemic and provides new information about the properties that contributed to its exceptional. From march 1918 to the spring of 1919, three waves of the spanish flu spread around the world, killing an estimated 50 million to 100 million people.
At the time, the flu seemed to appear first in spain which is why it is commonly called the “spanish flu” in reality, it began elsewhere. Spanish flu is one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history here are 10 interesting facts about the 1918 influenza pandemic. Spanish flu spanish flu time period was march 1918 to spring 1920 (final stages of wwi) infected 500 million people and killed around 20- 50 million (3-5% of the worlds population at that time.
Across the middle east, the flu took lives as mercilessly as elsewhere the global pandemic came in three waves, but it was the second, more virulent wave, which secured a deathly grip on the likes of the ottoman province of greater syria (encompassing the modern-day states of syria, lebanon, jordan and palestine/israel) around september. Watch video the first british victims of the 1918 flu pandemic can today be identified as children from an infamous lanarkshire orphanage who were buried in a mass grave. Spanish flu, as it was known, killed half a million people in south africa and 20 million worldwide in 1918 learn more about this catastrophic flu pandemic. Flu patients are treated at iowa state university in a gymnasium converted into a hospital during the influenza epidemic of 1918 credit: nypl/science source/getty this year marks the 100th anniversary of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 between 50 and 100 million people are thought to have. Watch video mar 11, 1918: a soldier in fort riley, kans, reports to the infirmary with what will become known as spanish flu.
Get the full story behind the aches, pains and dangerous history of the flu in the spring of 1918, just as the man-made horrors of world war i were finally starting to wind down, mother nature unleashed the deadliest strain of influenza in modern history the virus infected as much as 40 percent of. Abstract the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic was the most devastating epidemic in modern history here, we review epidemiological and historical data about the 1. One of the few treatments that was actually found to be effective during the spanish flu of 1918 very simple and totally natural. Learn about the 1918 flu pandemic, also called the spanish flu find out the history of this and what we can do to prevent it from reoccurring. Media in category spanish flu the following 70 files are in this category, out of 70 total.
The spanish flu is quickly becoming an epidemic the streetsville review of october 10, 1918 reports a few cases in streetsville, but not serious by october 17, the flu is spreading and is no joke with 200 deaths in toronto since the beginning of the month. The spanish flu is estimated to have killed several million people worldwide this emedtv article examines this pandemic in more detail, including what caused it, when it occurred, and whether it is likely to re-emerge. A fantastic collection of pictures from the deadly 1918 spanish flu pandemic, including tent hospitals, people wearing preventative masks and a sick child. A series of stunning new colourised photos show the devastating effects of the spanish flu epidemic in 1918 that killed 50 million people and hit just after the first world war.
Explore shellie karol-chik's board 1918 spanish flu epidemic on pinterest | see more ideas about medical history, influenza and interesting history. Influenza pandemic of 1918–19, also called spanish influenza pandemic or spanish flu, the most severe influenza outbreak of the 20th century and, in terms of total numbers of deaths, among the most devastating pandemics in human history. The worldwide flu pandemic that killed 50 million people in 1918 may have originated with transported chinese laborers, archival records suggest. The virus which was responsible for the first benign wave of the spanish influenza in the spring of 1918, and which was to become extremely virulent by the end of the summer of 1918, was inextricably associated with the soldiers who fought during the first world war the millions of young men who.
What is the flu the flu is a contagious respiratory disease it’s a common illness, caused by viruses belonging to the family orthomyxoviridae. The spanish flu was the single deadliest killer of the 20th century and it's been almost completely forgotten by americans.