Virtual: Spit Spreads Death - The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in Philadelphia
The 1918-1919 influenza pandemic infected nearly one third of all humans on Earth and resulted in over 50 million deaths. The worst hit city in the United States was Philadelphia, where roughly 17,500 people died from the “Spanish flu.” However, despite its significant impact on human history, many people have never heard of what some have called the “forgotten pandemic.” Join the staff from the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia and discover the history of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, the virus that caused it, the impact of World War I on spreading the disease, the scientific and public health response to the outbreak, and the ways the pandemic influenced present-day medical knowledge and responses to infectious disease.
Please register for this program: Thursday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Registration is required. Registration will close two hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants two hours before the program starts. Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.
This program supports the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative.