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Town Home Bar !Flu pandemic!

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In 1918 a flu pandemic rapidly took hold of the people in Wellington! Ambulances were close by to town hall .The men were stopping by the bars so families were complaining that the men were too drunk to relieve the workers So town hall handed out alcohol and became known as Town Hall Bar!The health officer had closed the bars down.Alcohol was used as a Prevenitive As quinine tablets were used to prevent the flu.camphor bags were used as a Prevenitive,
Garlic and onions which my mother used also for sickness.Kerosene sprinkled on sugar.Tobacco was used which I had never heard of.My mother used tobacco on a bee sting.This flu pandemic killed Sarah Jane Hamilton 1885-1918 wife of Albert Leonard Roset.Sarah died 25 November 1918.

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on 2013-01-29 01:00:23

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by ngairedith on 2013-01-29 04:03:46

the Flu Pandemic was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic which infected 500 million people across the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and killed 20 to 50 million people, this case-fatality ratio means 3% to 6% of the entire global population died.
Influenza may have killed as many as 25 million people in its first 25 weeks.

what spread the flu more quickly around the world was the soldiers in WWI and their massive troop movements. Modern transportation systems made it easier for soldiers, sailors, and civilian travelers to spread the disease

by TheSandlapper on 2013-01-29 15:28:48

Oh my !Makes you really think how the flu is so contagious!Thank you for this information.This will make an interesting fact seeing as the flu this year inS.C.Has been so contagious!I plan on putting facts like this for a small book of keepsake for the family!In1918 with the limited medicine this truly was a crisis!Antibiotics if I'm correct weren't available until 1945?And then the flu shot hadn't been originated!Thank you for the facts Hope you have a wonderful day!

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