The centenary of the lethal impact of Spanish influenza in New Zealand has caused a warning of the risk that…
The centenary of the lethal impact of Spanish influenza in New Zealand has caused a warning of the risk that another flu pandemic will continue to be high.
The main influx of Spanish influenza occurred between October and December 1918, with New Zealand losing half as many people in it in a few months as it did throughout the World War. It killed 50 million people worldwide and 9,000 people in New Zealand.
Professor Geoff Rice attended a ceremony in Wellington this weekend to mark 1
00 years since the country’s worst public health disaster.
The scientist said that the risk that another flu pandemic continued to be high and about a similar lethal infection would hit New Zealand today, we could expect more than 30,000 deaths.
1918 cities like Wellington came to a standstill. The seats were removed from the town hall to make room for beds when it was converted into a temporary hospital. The death occurred so quickly that local mail vehicles, and even the mayor’s car, were used to transport bodies to Karori’s cemetery.
The weapon style in November 2018 contributed only to the spread of infection when people gathered to celebrate the end of a long war.
The world has experienced the latest scams, including 1997 with the Hong Kong bird flu and 2009 with the Mexican swine flu.
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