Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blame It All On El Nino!

1918 Swine Flu caused by El Nino!
(Well, sort of)

"It seems probable that mortality from influenza was high in India because of famine associated with drought, so it is likely that El NiƱo contributed to the high mortality from influenza in India."

The flu epidemic of 1918, commonly called the "Spanish Flu," is believed to be the greatest medical holocaust in history. It lasted from March of 1918 to June of 1920, and about 500 million people worldwide became infected, with the disease killing between 25 million to 100 million, most of them young adults. (science daily)

[original artwork by EIGN co-founder pete]

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