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Unformatted text preview: Bayer Aspirin • Bayer aspirin was just hitting the market in the US at the time of the “Spanish flu” • Bayer was a German company and many Americans distrusted it and thought that it was a form of germ warfare 195,000 in one month War is over! • San Francisco celebrates with a parade of 30,000 • All wore masks It was gone! • 60-100 million people world wide died of this strain of influenza • The Spanish Flu vanished within 18 months. • The illness left as abruptly as it came. October 5, 2005 • Recreated the virus from lung tissue of victims • Genetic mutations and markers that are similar to those in flu viruses found in birds...
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course HIST 1302 taught by Professor Sarabostelmann during the Fall '11 term at Collins.
- Fall '11