Category: Scotland, 1918 Flu Pandemic

Categories: Scotland, Health | 1918 Flu Pandemic | Scotland, Disasters

This category contains profiles of persons who died in Scotland during the 1918 flu pandemic.

"The 1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus.

It infected 500 million people around the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population), making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. Disease had already greatly limited life expectancy in the early 20th century. A considerable spike occurred at the time of the pandemic, specifically the year 1918. Life expectancy in the United States alone dropped by about 12 years."

Person Profiles (2)

06 Jul 1881 Glasgow City, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 20 Dec 1918
17 May 1868 Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 20 Feb 1919

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