It is often overlooked that, while the war killed 17 million, Spanish flu
accounted for 50 million deaths -3% of the world's population - including 250,000 Britons.
A hundred years ago, Spanish flu
killed more -- many millions more -- than those who died in the fighting in the trenches on the Eastern and Western fronts.
: Nursing During History's Deadliest Pandemic" explores the devastating impact of the Spanish flu
100 years ago, and the role of both professional nurses in military field hospitals and ordinary women at home in caring for victims.
Soon, the influenza became known as the "Spanish Lady" or "Spanish flu
Combining epidemiology, anthropology, and meticulously researched evidence, Spinney documents the so-called Spanish flu
, underscoring the impact the disease had on the world as it was in the early twentieth century, and how that has influenced and shaped modern history and science.
One heartfelt letter, kept in London's Imperial War museum, highlights the cruel timing of the Spanish Flu
See how many people were affected by Spanish Flu
across the towns and cities of the UK.
The former Blue Peter host said he keeps thinking about the worldwide Spanish Flu
epidemic of 1918, adding: "Of course, you think, in 1918 you can die from the flu.
Throughout the world, the 1918 Spanish flu
pandemic infected one-third of all humans and claimed an estimated 50 to 100 million lives.
Inovio announced before the market opened that its synthetic vaccine approach using a collection of synthetic DNA antigens generated broad protective antibody responses against all major deadly strains of H1 influenza viruses from the last 100 years including the virus that caused "Spanish Flu
" in 1918 in multiple animal models including mice, guinea pigs and non-human primates.
As Britain battles the current winter flu outbreak, MARION MCMULLEN looks at the devastation caused by Spanish flu
100 years ago HE most devastating outbreak of disease in modern times arrived in January, 1918.