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The Spanish Flu
Transcript of The Spanish Flu
"Spanish Flu Pandemic - 1918 - History - Interviews - Aftermath - Worst Disasters -." Popular Mechanics. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2013.
Willmott, H. (2004). World War I. New York: DK. The Spanish Flu
By: EJ Bellinger Some researchers thought that the flu started in China, but others say that it came from Kansas. The first known soldier to suffer the symptoms was Private Albert Gitchell on March 11, 1918, at Fort Riley, Kansas. But nurses thought it was just a bad cold. After an hour of Gitchell being isolated, several soldiers were diagnosed with the flu. In late August the flu spread to the major ports:
Sierra Lione The morgues had dead bodies stacked on top of each other. Josie Brown said, " You could never turn around without seeing a big red truck loaded with caskets for the trains so bodies could be sent home. We didn't have the time to treat them." A lady using an oxygen mask A stadium turned into a hospital The flu organism A poster used to be more cautious about the disease The Spanish Flu started in March 1918 and ended in 1919. The flu killed 50,000,000 to 100,000,000 people all over the world. The other names for this disease are, influenza, grippe, and the Spanish Lady. Summary