# Pandemic Diseases – The case of Swine Flu (1918 – 1919)

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Throughout history, there have been a number of diseases that have spread rapidly throughout much of the world such as smallpox, tuberculosis, black death, swine flu, and HIV/AIDS. These pandemic diseases have often killed millions of people.

The number of people who is affected by these pandemic diseases sometimes goes up and down for a couple of times like waves.  The line graph below shows how many people died from swine flu in England between 1918 and 1919.

1. When did swine flu cause the largest number of deaths in England?  A) July 1918 B) November 1918 C) January 1919 D) March 1919
2. When did swine flu cause the second largest number of deaths in England?  A) July 1918 B) November 1918 C) January 1919 D) March 1919
3. How many waves are there?
4. When swine flu pandemic returned as the second wave, was it more severe or less severe? Explain.

1.B
2.D
3.2
4.Less severe: Less people died in the second wave than the first wave

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