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WW1 Death, Diseases, and Casualties
Transcript of WW1 Death, Diseases, and Casualties
Deaths, Diseases, and Casualties
~Causes For the Spread of Disease~
~Deaths During World War 1~
1.7 Million Men were killed.
4.9 Million Men were wounded
Russia's total Casualties were 9.15 Million men.
1.3 Million Men were killed.
4.9 Million men were wounded.
France's total casualties were 6.1 Million men.
126,000 Men were killed.
234,000 Men were wounded.
USA's total Casualties were 350,000 men.
1.7 Million Men were killed.
4.2 Million Men were wounded.
Germany's total Casualties were 7.1 Million men.
The main and most severe of all the diseases that spread during World War 1 was Influenza. During the fall of 1918 in Europe, there was one of the largest out breaks of influenza. This outbreak was due to many men living very close in small military barracks.
It was believed by many that the Influenza disease had begun in the United States, though it was called "Spanish Flu"
~Treatment for Influenza~
Though Influenza was treatable, people typically were not treated due to lack of medical attention and respirators for the people infected.
~Deaths from Influenza~
20-40 Million People had died from Influenza.
Influenza alone had killed more people in 1-year than the Black Plague had in a 4-year time period.
For ages 15-34, the death rate for both Influenza and Pneumonia were 20 times higher in the year 1918 than they were in any other year.
~Role of Women During World War 1~
World War 1 had offered many women opportunities in the paid labor market. Between the years 1914 and 1918, about 2 million women took over the employment of men. This resulted in an increase in total employment of women from 24% in July of 1914 to 37% by November of 1918.
Due to WW1, many women became employed and took over jobs in factories that once belonged to the men who were now at war.
Women had also taken jobs as nurses caring for the sick and wounded men who were fighting at war.
Diseases were spread due to the lack of medical vaccinations and poor living conditions. Trench warfare made it very easy for diseases to be spread due to close contact with others at all times.
~Poison Gas During WW1~
Poison Gas became a weapon by January 1915
~Casualties From Poison Gas~
At first, carbon monoxide poisoning was created by an incomplete explosion of explosive shells in small areas such as dugouts.
Lung Irritants were introduced in 1915-1918
Tear Producers were introduced in 1915-1916
Eyes, Nose, and Chest Irritants were introduced in 1916
Blister Producers (Mustard Gas) were introduced in 1917
~Types of Poisonous Gas~