Spanish Flu Pandemic First Sighted in U.S. | History In A Nutshell Shorts


Imagine returning home from one of the most brutal conflicts in human history just to find out that a new enemy is there waiting for you! This new battle, however, cannot be won with rifles, tanks or aircraft, but luck. 

On March 11, 1918, the Spanish Flu virus was first reported in the United States in Fort Riley, Kansas. From 1918 to 1920, the world was gripped in the deadly pandemic. This strain of influenza claimed the lives of between 50 million to 100 million people worldwide. With no flu vaccine or treatments yet available, surviving the Spanish Flu was a 50-50 chance. 

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