Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Lessons To Be Learned

Kimball's 1918 Spanish Flu Experience Similar To Today

 


Second of Two Parts

Avoiding the Spanish Flu compares with today’s situation as an article/advertisement in 1918 appeared to inform people that it was spread by human contact, “chiefly through coughing, sneezing, or spitting. So avoid persons having colds – common drinking cups, roller towels, etc.” The article continued, “Use Vick’s Vapor Rub at the very first sign of a cold.”

The local newspaper did not report any flu incidents in November, though a second quarantine must have been issued but not reported.

Finally, according to the Dec. 5, 1918, Western Nebraska Observer, t...



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