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Spanish Influenza and Its Effect on World War I

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In 1918, while the world was at war, mankind was stalked by a killer using neither bullets nor poisonous gas, yet claiming forty million more casualties than the war. Termed the “Spanish flu,”  it did not begin in Spain; and unlike previous flu epidemics, it targeted not the young or the old but adults with healthy immune systems.  In twenty-four weeks, it killed more people than AIDS has killed in twenty-four years - and more people in a year than the Bubonic Plague killed in a century. “Waging war” at home and in the trenches, Spanish flu tipped the victory to the Allies simply by reaching Germany and Austria before Britain and the United States.  Learn about a modern pandemic that changed medicine and laid the foundation for World War II.     
 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Location
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

Instructor
Roberta Boggess 

 

Notice

Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Tuition: 

$20.00


Registration Closes On
Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/25/2019 - 1/25/2019 Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rio Rancho, The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho  Map Roberta Boggess