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Between what years did the Spanish Flu strike England?
1918-1919.
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What percentage of people caught the Spanish Flu in Britain?
25%.
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Around how many people died of the Spanish Flu in England?
228,000 people.
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When was the first wave of Spanish Flu?
March 1918.
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Give two reasons why people did not pay much attention to the first wave of Spanish Flu?
As WW1 was sill going on and it was quite mild.
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When was the second wave of Spanish Flu?
In the autumn of 1918.
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Why was the second wave of Spanish Flu the worst?
As it struck the whole world.
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Why was second wave of Spanish Flu spread so quickly around the world? Give two reasons.
As it was spread by soldiers returning home from the war and it was spread during the many gatherings to celebrate the end of the war in November 1918.
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Why was the Spanish Flu unusual?
As it affected fit and healthy people between 20 and 40 years old, whilst normal flu affected mostly children and the elderly.
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Why was there a lot of confusion about how the Spanish Flu spread? What did this lead to doctors doing?
As people didn't know what caused the disease. This lead to doctors giving contradicting advice to their patients on how to treat and prevent the Spanish Flu.
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How did companies take advantage of the Spanish Flu? Was this wrong?
By saying that their products were miracle cures. Yes.
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When did the national government introduce measures to tackle the Spanish Flu?
In November of 1918.
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Why were the November regulations with a limited impact?
As it was halfway through its second wave.
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What did the government publish, which gave people advice about how not to catch the Spanish Flu?
A leaflet.
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Why and when was the Ministry of Health established?
As the Spanish Flu showed that Britain could not handle a large-scale epidemic.
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What type of buildings did SOME local governments close, give three examples and say why?
Public buildings, such as: schools, cinemas and libraries, given that it stopped the disease being spread in large crowds and public gatherings.
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Who was Dr. James Niven?
The chief medical officer of Manchester.
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What did Dr. James Niven do for Manchester?
He made people aware that gathering in crowds would only help the disease to spread.
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What two places did Dr. James Niven close?
Businesses and schools.
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What did Dr. James Niven send out with advice on hygiene?
Leaflets.
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