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Pandemics Kimbra, Toni, Patrick, and Nick
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Spanish Influenza 1918-1919 Locations : Global-North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South Pacific Resurgence : 3 Waves starting in March at Fort Riley. Then with transport of US soldiers to Europe in May the influenza spread across Europe. With the signing of the Armistice and the transport of soldiers back to their homes, the flu spread even further across the globe ending sometime in the spring of 1919. Description : Victims turned blue, coughed painfully, foamy blood seeped from mouth, nose, or ears, vomiting and incontinence also took place. Many people died within a few days of realizing they were sick, and some in a matter of hours.
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Transmission : Spanish Flu travels through its human carriers. With breakouts happening at military camps in the U.S. in March and April of 1918 the disease spread in Europe with American involvement in WWI and eventually leading to 8 million deaths in Spain in May, thus the name Spanish Influenza. The movement of large armies and eventual dissolution of those armies back into the civilian world is a reason for the global spread of this particular pandemic. Efforts to eradicate : Schools, theaters, and other such public gatherings were shut down. In some countries people were ordered to wear masks. Coughing and spitting in public were prohibited. What did people do to avoid sickness : Many people kept a potato in their pocket or ate raw unions or wore camphor around their necks like jewelry. Spanish Flu cont.
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Smallpox Locations : Global Resurgence : Smallpox has existed since the Ancient Egyptians with medical cases reported in 3000 BC. Cases also appeared in China between 1500 and 1100 BC. It constantly affected many different regions of the world, destroying scores of people and eventually becoming the leading cause of death in Europe in the late 1800s.
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