Influenza Pandemic Says Goodbye
Finally, the deadliest epidemic in recorded history seems to be in remission. The patients suffered a fever of short duration before an abrupt death. In the spring of 1918 some soldiers complained of sore throat, headaches, and loss of appetite. The recovery was fast giving it the nickname “three day fever.” By the summer of 1918 the soldiers’ symptoms became lethal; many victims developed bronchial pneumonia, septicemia blood poisoning, or heliotrope cyanosis and died soon after.
still remains unknown, but many rumors have circulated. Some believe that
German spies planted the
Within the past year we have tried everything in order to prevent this deadly flu. We’ve sprayed our streets with chemicals, we wore anti-germ masks, and Allowed smoking in all places with the belief that tobacco fumes killed the virus, and we’ve eaten more than our fair share of porridge. We have also rid of tight clothes and shoes, stopped using common utensils and cups, and restrained ourselves from coughing and sneezing in public places. None of these precautions were even proven effective, yet we were willing to try any thing.
pandemic made it’s way around the world killing an
estimated 70,000,000 people. People from the ages of 20-40 were most likely to
contract the deadly flu. In