Sadie Afraid Influenza

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Influenza, “ has been described as the greatest medical holocaust in history” and may have killed as many people as the Black Plague”. This illness, (which originated from southeast asia) was obviously quite lethal, but nowadays we have an effective mean of defense, a vaccine, also known as the flu shot! Influenza is a virus that spreads in droplets caused by coughing or sneezing! It’s symptoms include fevers, chills, muscle aches, coughing, congestion, runny noses, headaches, and fatigue. If you notice that somebody has these symptoms don’t worry it’s not a life or death situation, however you might wanna stay away from them, it’ll save you a huge discomfort! During the 1918 flu pandemic, didn’t have a vaccine nor an efficient way of dealing with this virus, however nowadays we have a number of vaccines specialized in preventing the flu! Some are known as the Pandemrix …show more content…

At the time WW1 was raging on and because of this Sadie also recalls that, “it was eerie for a child to watch the constant stream of wagons going to the graveyard to bury the soldiers and those who had died from the flu.”(, Sadie Afraid Of His Horses - Janis) She and her family called Influenza the,”Bad Sickness”.(, Sadie Afraid Of His Horses - Janis) The future of Influenza is not as grand as it once was. Now, since we have a vaccine, Influenza will not prevail. However if it mutates into a more powerful virus, then and only then will we face a new problem, therefor giving Influenza a new

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