Research Paper On The Influenza Epidemic Of 1918-1919

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Imagine a disease so infectious that almost half the world is infected within a few months. A disease with a death toll so high that it killed more people than World War I itself. This disease was called influenza and swept the world in three waves. It mainly attacked healthy young adults and killed its victims by drowning them in their own fluids. The Influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 proved to have one of the fastest infection rates and largest mortality rates in world history.
The influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 was one of the fastest spreading diseases in world history. It was first traced back to Kansas, in the United States at Camp Funston during WWI in the early months of March (Influenza 1918-19). Only six days after it was first reported,

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