Health Project

by JohnColin
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Hong Kong Flu, 1968

The Hong Kong Flu of 1968 (H3N2), caused 34,000 deaths in the U.S. This was not nearly as damaging as a previous pandemic, probably because the previous pandemic, an asian flu, gave people some level of immunity. A number of other factors contributed to the virus causing little damage, such as improved medical technology, and schools letting out as it reached its peak. Normally, this type of flu was spread through close contact with pigs, or infected people. Isolation was the best way to stop its spread.

The Hong Kong Flu was the mildest pandemic of the 20th century!


Lasts longer than a weekHigh FeverJoint PainRunny NoseCoughLack of EnergyEye Irritation


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