Spanish Flu

By: Dobie

Have you ever wanted to know what happened after World War I?

After World War I, there was a very deadly disease called the Spanish Flu. The Spanish Flu killed many people around the world. The cause of the flu was the soldiers returning from the war. They brought the disease back home with them. The Spanish flu spread very quickly. The Spanish flu was spread by germs.

What the Flu did and its Aftermath

When the Spanish Flu ended, many hospitals were criticized because of how many people died. But it was hard to keep people alive because they didn't have the proper medicine. Also, when the Spanish Flu was done people got so mad that some of them asked the government to fire their health departments and hire brand new people. But something good came out of all this. After several years, the healthcare systems improved, and everyone who had wanted a better system were happy.

The Spanish Flu was so deadly it killed between 20 and 50 million people across the world. That's more deaths than the war itself!

The symptoms of Spanish Flu were terrible: there would be a blue tint to the face and also coughing up blood.

In India, around 17 million people were killed. In the United States, it's estimated that 500,000 people died. Meanwhile, in Canada, there were about 50,000 people killed. Because so many workers died, it caused many buildings and factories to shut down, which caused a problem to the country's economy.