Corona Virus: What happened in 1918 and 1820? The corona virus has stormed the world with thousands of deaths. In 1920, the world had seen a similar pandemic. The approach to combat Spanish influenza was similar to the ones adopted today. These included isolation, quarantine, good personal hygiene, use of disinfectants, and limitations of public gatherings, which were applied unevenly.
It was called Spanish Flu, and millions of people were affected. it was one of the most severe pandemic in the recent history. The H1N1 virus affected a huge population in Europe, America, Africa and Asia. The economic life also collapsed just before the first World War.
The US CDC gives a detailed briefing on Spanish influenza at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html
The influenza affected the world from 1918 to 1920; a period of two years. Similarly, the world saw a pandemic in 1820 as well. The Cholera outbreak also resulted in millions of deaths worldwide.
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In 1720, the world saw Great Smallpox epidemic. It also resulted in a number of deaths.
Some of the historical pictures from 1918 pandemic can be seen below:
Corona Virus: What happened in 1918 and 1820?