Semiatin, Steven
December 2012
History Magazine;Dec2012/Jan2013, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p31
The article presents a history of the influenza pandemic of 1918 and 1919. The article traces the origins of the flu strain, known as H1N1 avian influenza A, to a rural county in Kansas and examines how military training for American soldiers entering World War I contributed to the spread of the virus to Europe. Efforts by the U.S. government to prevent the flu's spread by instituting curfews and decreasing interaction in public places is highlighted, and various treatments for the sickness are discussed.


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