The 1918 Flu Pandemic & Indiana in Pictures

15% of the World’s Population…

MAKESHIFT TERRE HAUTE FLU HOSPITAL, 1918

 

The staggering numbers involved in the 1918 outbreak are enough to make one queasy, especially since it happened in a relatively short period of time (a little over a year). The disease infected roughly 500 million individuals, killing 75 to 100 million. In 1918, that represented 5% of the world population.

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