Name___________________________________ Date_________________ Period_________

Flu Pandemic, 1918

  1. People didn’t want to believe that they could be healthy in the morning and __________ by nightfall.

  1. The death toll was so great that they ran out of ____________________.

  1. Some say the pandemic started in _________________ in 1918 when some soldiers were burning some _____________________. Flu symptoms showed up several _________ later.

  1. Soldiers carried the disease from one military _______________ to another. They did it just by _____


  1. The war and the epidemic were opposites: the war required ____________________________ while the epidemic required ____________________________.

  1. The flu struck especially hard in Philadelphia, PA, after a _____________________ during which thousands were infected.

  1. Nellie Bly was seriously infected, but it was her ___________________ that died.

  1. Victims of the Spanish Flu drowned in their own __________________.

  1. Most doctors and nurses were at the ______________ so few were available at home. People turned to gimmicks for medicine, like camphor (moth) balls around the neck in a little _________________, turpentine and kerosene on _____________________,

  1. People in the _____________________ of life, from __________________ were the most vulnerable.

  1. In Philadelphia, __________________________ roamed the city. They used a __________________ to dig mass graves. Over ______________________ people died in Philadelphia just in October.

  1. The pandemic probably ended because it ran out of __________________, out of people who were susceptible.

  1. When it ended, Americans chose to __________________ the epidemic because it was so horrendous and the fear of the influenza ________________________.

  1. There was a deep ________________________ that never went away.