Posts tagged with Pandemics

1918 Influenza Pandemic

Influenza inhaler used during the 1918 pandemic

The spread of swine flu around the world has been dominating the media lately. Hopefully it won’t turn into a pandemic like the one that swept through New Zealand in late 1918. Originating in the northern hemisphere, this strain of the ‘flu killed an estimated 8251 New Zealanders over a period of about a month from mid-October… Read more »