100 Years Ago, Thousands Of People In Mississippi Died Due To A Strain Of The Flu
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard of the Coronavirus. And while the spread of any new disease is a bit on the scary side, it’s not the first time the world has dealt with such an issue. In fact, we’ve dealt with much worse. For example, the flu pandemic of 1918 killed millions of people around the world and thousands in Mississippi alone. Read on to learn more about this unnerving part of history.
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Watch the video below to learn more about the 1918 flu pandemic.
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Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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