Spanish influenza

Span·ish in·flu·en·za

influenza that caused several waves of pandemic in 1918-1919, resulting in more than 20 million deaths worldwide; it was particularly severe in Spain (hence the name), but now is thought to have originated in the U.S. as a form of swine influenza.

Span·ish in·flu·en·za

(span'ish in'flū-en'ză)
Disease that precipitated several waves of pandemic infection during 1918 and 1919 and resulted in more than 20 million deaths worldwide. It was caused by influenza virus A; phylogenetic analysis indicates that this strain is related to subsequently observed type A human and classic swine influenzaviruses.
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Nurses care for victims of Spanish influenza amid the canvas tents as part an outdoor fresh air cure in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1918
Nurses care for victims of Spanish influenza amid the canvas tents as part an outdoor fresh air cure in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1918 People crowd the steps of the Holy Cross Church in Fresno, California, and pray to ward off the influenza virus in 1918 Court is held outdoors in San Francisco, 1918 Survivors: Clementine Churchill (pictured with Winston), Lillian Gish, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D Roosevelt and Walt Disney
Nurses care for victims of Spanish influenza amid the canvas tents as part of an outdoor fresh air cure in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1918
Quiney also discusses the VADs who served in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion of 1917 and during the Spanish Influenza pandemic, two high-profile events that enhanced their profile.
Markers of Disease Severity in Patients with Spanish Influenza in the Japanese Armed Forces, 1919-1920
Joining them and offering a presentation about the significance of the history of Spanish influenza in recent scientific research was the distinguished epidemiologist Jeffery Taubenberger of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), whose research has transformed modern scientific understanding of influenza.
Hahn brings a chilling tale set against the backdrop of the end of World War One and the onset of the Spanish influenza pandemic.
I hope life and health insurers will organize a major effort to commemorate the Spanish influenza centennial next year.
5 billion in total economic damage in Latin America, and a global pandemic comparable to the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918 could cause a total of $4 trillion in economic damage, the students estimate.
Along the way, the family is profoundly affected by significant historical events, including the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the outbreak of the First World War, the Spanish influenza epidemic, and so on.
Each of its seven chapters covers one epidemic: The Great Plague, the Soho Outbreak, Yellow Fever in Cuba, Typhoid in New York City, Spanish Influenza, Ebola in Zaire and AIDS in the US.
The Spanish influenza pandemic killed its first Eugene victim, Mrs.