Spanish Influenza 1918


Spanish Influenza 1918


Rowan County battles the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918


The Spanish Influenza was a deadly pandemic that spread across the globe during 1918 and 1919. North Carolina and Rowan County grappled with the virus and tried to halt its spread.


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Spanish Influenza 1918 YouTube Presentation
A presentation of the Spanish Flu 1918 in Rowan County given by Gretchen Beilfuss Witt and Paul Birkhead

Rules Governing Management Flu - Yadkin Valley Herald Clipping
Newspaper Clipping:

Rules Governing Management Flu Yadkin Valley Herald, Salisbury NC Nov 22, 1918

Adopted by the Rowan County Board of Health for Parents, Guardians, Householders and Adults Capable of Transmitting the Disease.


Spanish Flu 1918 with Narrative
Rowan County & the 1918 Spanish Influenza   Slide 1 & 2. Title & Timeline At the time of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, the world was still at war. Soldiers returning from overseas were the first to contract the flu and the virus initially…

Spanish Flu 1918 Narrative
A narrative of the Spanish Flu 1918 in Rowan County

Red Cross Nurses 1918
Salisbury, NC Red Cross Nurses - Christmas Day 1918

Spanish Flu 1918
A summary of Rowan County's battle with the Spanish Flu of 1918.
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