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In the last week of October, 1918, the Spanish flu virus killed 21,000 people.
Today in History v1.1, cometoseek.com
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself and media sensationalization.
-- paul (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 01, 2001
I think I'm more afeared of the media than anything else!! If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't know that I had anything to be scared of!
More history please!
-- Polly (email@example.com), November 02, 2001.
Hello Paul, The influenza outbreak in 1918-1919 was called the Spainish Flu but, it did not originate in Spain. Ironically, its origins were trace to a military base in the mid-west. It was responsible for 5 million deaths! 500,000 in Mexico, 550,000 in the US. 21,000 in Canada. It swept across Europe and was a believed reason why WWI was so quick in ending. The Germans contracted it and due to the shortage of available manpower they pretty much lost the war. FYI Sincerely, Ernest
-- http://communities.msn.com/livingoffthelandintheozarks (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 02, 2001.