March 2018 Highlights
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National Nutrition Month
Women's History Month
Centennial of the Spanish Influenza Outbreak
Brain Awareness Week
Albert Gitchell, an Army cook at Fort Riley, Kansas, woke up on March 11, 1918, thinking he had a bad cold. He didn’t. Instead, he was “patient zero” in what remains the deadliest pandemic in human history, the Spanish flu. By the time the flu ran its course in 1919, it had killed between 50 and 100 million people. That was about 2-4 percent of the world’s population at the time. No one is sure where the Spanish Flu originated; or even if Private Gitchell was really the first victim.
That’s a byproduct of World War I censorship. Countries at war suppressed news about the flu to avoiding alarming their publics. Neutral Spain didn’t censor the news, however, creating the mistaken impression that it had been hardest hit. Besides being deadlier than most strains of influenza, the Spanish Flu posed the greatest risk to adults between the ages of twenty and forty. Flus typically are deadliest for the young and the old. (Source: Council on Foreign Relations)
- American Experience: Influenza 1918.
- Bill Nye the Science Guy: Germs.
- Investigating the Immune System: 1914 Flu Antibody
- Secrets of the Dead IV: Killer Flu
- Viruses and Monerans: Flu virus
- American Experience: One Woman, One Vote
- Jeannette Rankin: The Woman Who Voted No
- SciTech Now: Women and Technology
- She Says: Women in the News
- Utah Women and Education
- Utah Women and Education Forum