The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

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The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

How it Began

The influenza epidemic was thought to have began in Spain hence the name "the spanish flu" but the origin of this epidemic has still not been discovered.

The influenza epidemic claimed more lives than WW1! About 50 million lives were claimed around the worldby the epidemic and only 16 million by WW1. In the USA alone about 675,000 died because of it

Lives Claimed

About The Disease

Some symptoms include :•A 100F or higher fever or feeling feverish •A cough and/or sore throat.•A runny or stuffy nose.•Headaches and/or body aches.•Chills.•Fatigue.•Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea

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Faced with a widening pandemic, docters and scientists now began thinking about ways to treat and cure influenza. Patients used various remedies, many could be found in their local drugstores.

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Treating the Disease

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