American Influenza In 1918

In 1918, the world witnessed an influenza outbreak that would come to be known as the Spanish Flu (Kamradt-Scott, 2012).  The pandemic was believed to have started in the United States, but when the outbreak was finally over it had circumnavigated the world an estimated three times and took the lives of between twenty to fifty million members of the world population.   This outbreak was said to have a negative impact of the troops that were currently fighting in World War 1 and was often referred to as a war time disease (Kamradt-Scott, 2012).  With the government’s resistance to notify other countries to give them a significant advantage over American troops, it is highly likely; that the outbreak was worse than could have been had they just
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