The Spanish Flu

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The Spanish Flu

(Hill.M, 2013)

Who Was At Risk?- Over half of the population whom died was aged 20-40- Risks were however thought to be higher in people aged 65 and higher.- 65 years and older accounted for 36% of deaths- If the flu were to strike again I think the age groups below 65 would be of higher risk due to the higher population of people in this age range. This would most likely result in the fact that this is the baby boomers era (1918 Influenza: The Mother of All Pandemics).

- Schools, theaters, saloons, pool halls and even churches were all closed.- People wore masks (Some cities made this a law)- States passed laws forbidding spitting, fearing further spread of the influenza- Doctors suggested drinking alcohol(United States Department of Health and Human Services)

The Spanish Flu

Background The Spanish Flu began in 1918, the first well documented case was found in Fort Riley. A soldier came down with flu like symptoms to soon die two days later. After this casualty there was roughly 1300 more to follow. The soldiers brought the flu home with them to their loved ones infectin 5% of the worlds population (Rosenburg. J, 2015).

Symptoms- Extreme fatigue - Fever- Headache- People would start to turn blue- Violent coughing-Blood exiting through mouth, nose and ears- Vomitting (Rosenburg. J, 2015)

Dates: March 1918 to spring 1919 (Rosenburg.J, 2015)

Methods of Prevention

To treat patients with this volatile influenza they would do water enemas twice a day to clean out their bowels. They would drink 2-3 pints of water per day in order to clean out their colons. Short hot baths and hot compresses were wrapped around patients to ease fevers. cold compresses were used for warm, sweaty faces in need of cooling (Wagner. G, 2009)

Treatment

50-100 MILLION PEOPLE KILLED! (Rosenburg.J, 2015)

Also Known As: influenza, grippe, Spanish Lady, the three-day fever, purulent (Rosenburg. J, 2015)

This flu was lethal and Viral!HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS!This impacted the economy negatively because many stores and shops were closed down to try and decrease the spread of the flu. (1918 Flu Pandemic, 2010).

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