Did you know the Spanish influenza wasn’t Spanish? Funny that. It is thought that the name comes from the fact that Spain was hit hard by the 1918 flu pandemic.
There are new theories that place the virus’s origin in Kansas, in the United States. The Spanish flu caused anywhere from 30 to 100 million deaths from 1918 to 1919 according to various estimates.
Such an outbreak is devastating to say the least and encourages us to support medical science to up keep their research and understanding of viruses.