The Swine flu of 2009's similarity to the 1918 Spanish flu
cannot be denied.
The paper's conclusion was that excess mortality would be much lower today and that a "simple extrapolation" of mortality rates from the 1918 Spanish flu
outbreak is unrealistic.
The opening chapter shows both themes--Nell in hospital with the Spanish flu
and not expected to survive (fifty million people worldwide were to die from the effects of the Spanish flu
epidemic), and soldiers returning home.
Ninety years after the Spanish flu
took the world by surprise and killed anywhere from 20 to 100 million people--up to 5% of the entire human population--the CDC has released an online storybook containing around 50 first-hand accounts by U.
But health officials worry that the virus could mutate, launching a worldwide pandemic on a scale not seen since Spanish flu
killed up to 50 million people in 1918.
Health specialists fear the H5N1 virus will cross with a virus that spreads in people and trigger a pandemic like the Spanish flu
that killed tens of millions between 1918 and 1920.
Akademie to his early death at the age of 28 in the Spanish flu
epidemic of 1918.
THE Midlands was gripped with terror when Spanish Flu
struck the region in 1918, killing 150 people.
He worked in a New Hampshire logging camp and died of the Spanish flu
Compared to an engineered Spanish flu
, SARS is a slow-moving target.
Eerily reminiscent of the Spanish flu
, it causes cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and pneumonia.
The worst epidemic the United States has ever experienced was the great Spanish Flu
epidemic of 1918, and it is unlikely that any bioterrorists would be able to engineer a "superflu" in any event.