Lost Limbs Foundation

Monday, March 11, 2013

Ninety-five years ago this week, the first U.S. cases of what became the deadly 1918-1919 flu pandemic were reported at Fort Riley, Kansas. More Americans died in that flu pandemic than did in World War I, yet its timing related to the war may have contributed to its somewhat "forgotten" status. Read more at flu.gov's "The Great Pandemic":http://1.usa.gov/Y4QwTV

[Photo: National Library of Medicine]
Ninety-five years ago this week, the first U.S. cases of what became the deadly 1918-1919 flu pandemic were reported at Fort Riley, Kansas. More Americans died in that flu pandemic than did in World War I, yet its timing related to the war may have contributed to its somewhat "forgotten" status. Read more at flu.gov's "The Great Pandemic": http://1.usa.gov/Y4QwTV

[Photo: National Library of Medicine]