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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 6, Issue 7, Part D (2020)

Impacts of 1918 Spanish flu pandemic (H1N1) in India

Paramvir Jagat
The period from 1870s and end of the 1910s can be called ‘the age of famines and epidemics’ in British India. In this period, the death toll from these epidemics was high. Similarly, the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 known as the greatest medical holo-caust in history and counted the mother of all pandemics. It learnt from Spanish flu of 1918 that how pandemics interact with social divide across communities. It was revealed that India was the only country where more women died than men. Also, India was the country which bore the greatest burden due to this suffering. It was an estimated that 18 million casualties which accounted for about 6 per cent of the country’s population at the time. weekly death rate in three key Indian cities, Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta. Bombay, the westernmost of the three cities, was thought to be the entry point of the virus into India. Paper explores a question what were the impacts of 1918 pandemic in India.
Pages: 269-272  |  233 Views  2 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Paramvir Jagat. Impacts of 1918 Spanish flu pandemic (H1N1) in India. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(7):269-272.
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