100 Years Ago, Thousands Of People In Arizona Died Due To A Strain Of The Flu
In the midst of global, widespread illness, we remember another pandemic that rocked the world: the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak. This incredibly lethal strain of the influenza A virus spread to almost every continent and country, leaving millions dead in its wake. Read on to learn why Arizona was among the hardest-hit states in the nation.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Did you know just how hard Arizona was hit during the Spanish flu outbreak? Let us know your thoughts.
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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