Spainish flu

The 1918 influenza pandemic (Januar 1918 – December 1920; kent as Spanish flu in Inglis) wis an unuisually deidly influenza (haingles) pandemic, the first o the twa pandemics involvin the H1N1 influenza virus.[1] It infectit 500 million fowk aroond the warld,[2] includin fowk on remote Pacific Islands an in the Arctic, an resulted in the deiths o 50 till 100 million (three tae five percent o the warld's population),[3] makkin it ane o the deidliest naitural disasters in human history.[4][5][6]

Sodgers frae Fort Riley, Kansas, ill wi Spaingie influenza at a hospital waird at Camp Funston


  1. "La Grippe Espagnole de 1918" (in French). Institut Pasteur. Archived frae the original (Powerpoint) on 17 November 2015. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help) Archived 2015-11-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Taubenberger & Morens 2006.
  3. "Historical Estimates of World Population". Archived frae the original on 9 Julie 2012. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. Patterson & Pyle 1991.
  5. Billings 1997.
  6. Johnson & Mueller 2002.

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