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==About==
 
==About==
 
The [[1918 pandemic]] influenza, colloquially (but inaccurately) known as "The [[Spanish flu]]", was an [[H1N1]] virus which killed approximately 50 million peopel worldwide and about 675,000 in the United States.
 
The [[1918 pandemic]] influenza, colloquially (but inaccurately) known as "The [[Spanish flu]]", was an [[H1N1]] virus which killed approximately 50 million peopel worldwide and about 675,000 in the United States.
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This pandemic could be just as accurately termed "The [[Kansas flu]]" because one of the places it was first identified was Camp Funston, [[Kansas]]; the outbreak source, however, is not known. The "Spanish" nomenclature only came about because reporting in the US and other countries involved in [[World War I]] was largely suppressed in order to aid the war effort, while [[Spain]] was neutral and its newspapers were therefore free to report on the pandemic. (This is a reasonably good example of [[blaming the messenger]].)
 
This pandemic could be just as accurately termed "The [[Kansas flu]]" because one of the places it was first identified was Camp Funston, [[Kansas]]; the outbreak source, however, is not known. The "Spanish" nomenclature only came about because reporting in the US and other countries involved in [[World War I]] was largely suppressed in order to aid the war effort, while [[Spain]] was neutral and its newspapers were therefore free to report on the pandemic. (This is a reasonably good example of [[blaming the messenger]].)
 
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* {{wikipedia|Spanish flu}}
 
* {{wikipedia|Spanish flu}}
 
* [https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html CDC.gov]
 
* [https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html CDC.gov]
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* '''2020-05-01''' [https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/05/1918-flu-pandemic-nurse-letter.html "The First One That Died Sure Unnerved Me": What a mordantly funny letter from the 1918 pandemic says about 2020]

Latest revision as of 13:56, 18 May 2020

About

The 1918 pandemic influenza, colloquially (but inaccurately) known as "The Spanish flu", was an H1N1 virus which killed approximately 50 million peopel worldwide and about 675,000 in the United States.

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This pandemic could be just as accurately termed "The Kansas flu" because one of the places it was first identified was Camp Funston, Kansas; the outbreak source, however, is not known. The "Spanish" nomenclature only came about because reporting in the US and other countries involved in World War I was largely suppressed in order to aid the war effort, while Spain was neutral and its newspapers were therefore free to report on the pandemic. (This is a reasonably good example of blaming the messenger.)

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