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Ashlynn Allgeier 8A
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By: Ashlynn Allgeier 8A
What was it?
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 was a bad disease across the entire world. It was also referred to as the Spanish Flu.
Where did it begin?
The Influenza (or Flu) Pandemic of 1918 began in Spain. Then it spread to other countries such as the rest of Europe, America, and Africa. This is why it was referred to as the Spanish Flu.
How many people did the Influenza affect?
The Influenza affected many people. Over 500 million people in the world. It killed between 20 to 50 million people worldwide. More people died from the influenza than in World War I.
What did the people do to try and prevent getting the flu?
They shut down public places like schools, theaters, and churches. The citizens had to wear masks to prevent them from getting the Flu and they were advised to stay indoors.
How bad was the Influenza Pandemic of 1918?
The Influenza Pandemic started out slow. People got over the sickness in just a few days and the symptoms weren't that bad.
How bad was the Influenza Pandemic of 1918? (continued)
The second wave of the Flu came a little later in the year. Some people died within hours. Symptoms include their skin turning blue and their lungs filled with fluid causing them to suffocate.
What was the cure for the Flu?
At the time, people did not know what had caused the Flu or how to get rid of it. There was no medication that could treat it.
When did the Influenza Pandemic end?
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 ended in the middle of 1919. It ended because people who were infected either died or they became immune to it.