Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas ill with Spanish influenza at a hospital ward at Camp Funston.
Hospital ward in Kansas.(withfriendship.com).
The deadly virus
The 1918 deadly flu pandemic'' Bird flu'' made it's debut in month and year of January 1918 that erased millions of the worlds population in the height of flu. This serial killer was like no other, it virtually killed the young and healthy overnight. The virus murdered more humans than any other disease in a period in the same time in the history of the world. The average life span depleted twelve years in the United States and killed 2.5 percent of its victims. More Americans soldiers were killed from Spanish flu than World War 1. Not even the most remote parts of the earth were safe, Eskimo entire villages were wiped out also. If a virus of this magnitude would returned, 1.5 million of Americans would perish. This influenza Killed more people than the Black Death and finally died down in December of 1920.