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1918 flu pandemic

  1. 1. 1918 Flu Pandemic Jimmy Rankin 5 period History
  2. 2. A Virus That Killed Millions in 1918 <ul><li>“ Afraid that history may repeat itself, scientists have studied and reconstructed the deadly influenza virus that caused the vast flu pandemic of 1918. What they found was not cheering: In the virus's genetic sequence and in the way it attacks its victims' lungs, the scientists saw parallels between the 1918 virus and a flu virus that today infects birds in Asia. The researcher's efforts hint that the world may soon face another pandemic with the potential to kill tens of millions of people” </li></ul>http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Health/Pages/Swine-Flu-pandemic-finally-begins-amid-flurry-of-indifference-Scrape-TV-The-World-on-your-side.html http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/297/11/1177.extract
  3. 3. the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918 <ul><li>the Great Flu epidemic that killed 228,000 Britons and caused at least 50 million deaths worldwide. Manchester's Medical Officer of Health, George Niven, found his worst fears realised as numbers of influenza cases rose dramatically in the aftermath of the Armistice celebrations. In the final week of November, Manchester's death rate reached 46 per 1,000, the highest level since the 1849 cholera epidemic. </li></ul>http://www.artscatter.com/general/following-up-on-a-point-of-business/
  4. 4. Colleges Look to 1918 for Lessons in Coping With Flu Pandemic <ul><li>In 1918, when a horrific strain of influenza swept the globe, American society -- and colleges -- looked much different than they do today. Colleges Look to 1918 for Lessons in Coping With Flu Pandemic </li></ul>http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/assets/2008/08/18/200881821.jpg&imgrefurl=http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2008/08/18-02.html&usg=__TRsrn69lJBi4-bky0u51R3muVPw=&h=339&w=450&sz=55&hl=en&start=20&zoom=1&tbnid=DOzXegQ2LJryOM:&tbnh=155&tbnw=198&ei=pending&prev=/images%3Fq%3D1918%2Bflu%2Bpandemic%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26biw%3D1276%26bih%3D823%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&iact=rc&oei=mqNRTaO-E4a2sAOV0cjKBg&esq=2&page=2&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:20&tx=110&ty=148
  5. 8. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot;A Virus That Killed Millions in 1918 Sheds New Light on Avian Flu.&quot; The Chronicle of Higher Education 52.9 (2005). Gale U.S. History In Context . Web. 8 Feb. 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Snow, Stephanie J. &quot;Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918.&quot; History Today 59.5 (2009): 64+. Gale U.S. History In Context . Web. 8 Feb. 2011. </li></ul>

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