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US NewsInside Australia's worst ever flu epidemic: Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15,000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again

09:00  27 april  2019
09:00  27 april  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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worst ever flu epidemic : Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly that killed 15 , 000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again . Incredible century-old images have revealed the extent of worst ever flu epidemic Australia has

Inside Australia ' s worst ever flu epidemic : Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15 , 000 people in The Spanish flu , the most aggressive strain of flu that the world had ever seen, claimed 15 , 000 Australian lives in 1918 and 1919, causing

Inside Australia's worst ever flu epidemic: Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15,000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Incredible century-old images have revealed the extent of Australia's worst ever flu epidemic - as experts warn another devastating pandemic is inevitable (pictured) Incredible century-old images have revealed the extent of Australia's worst ever flu epidemic - as experts warn another devastating pandemic is inevitable.

The Spanish flu, the most aggressive strain of flu that the world had ever seen, claimed 15,000 Australian lives in 1918 and 1919, causing the country's death rate to spike by 25 per cent.

Those who fell victim to the killer virus were struck down with extreme symptoms including vomiting, aches, and fever.

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Inside Australia's worst ever flu epidemic: Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15,000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pictured is an influenza quarantine camp set up at Wallangarra, 1919, during the Spanish flu outbreak

Dark spots would often appear on victims' bodies and patients sometimes turned blue - a sign they were suffocating as their lungs filled with fluid.

As a result of the virus, many people contracted pneumonia and bacterial infections that would invariably prove fatal.

Inside Australia's worst ever flu epidemic: Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15,000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Three men are pictured cleaning up rubbish at the Quarantine Camp, Jubilee Oval

Photos taken at the time of the crises show nurses wearing masks over their faces and hair to lower the risk of exposure.

The images also captured makeshift quarantine stations opened across the country, where travellers stayed for weeks while they were observed for symptoms.

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In Sydney, 42 per cent of deaths in 1919 were linked to the Spanish flu. The government was forced to issue masks to stop the spread of germs, while schools closed and public events were cancelled.

Inside Australia's worst ever flu epidemic: Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15,000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Women and soldiers sit on a covered veranda at a quarantine station in Portsea, Victoria in 1918

Every doctor, nurse, and even medical student in the country was tasked with helping to fight the disease.

More than 100 years later, experts have warned that another flu pandemic (or worldwide epidemic) could be inevitable.

Inside Australia's worst ever flu epidemic: Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15,000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Three office typists in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney are pictured wearing masks during influenza pandemic Doctors claim more than 4,000 people could die this year from a deadly flu virus already spreading across Australia.

The Spanish flu epidemic most likely started in Western Europe in 1918 and was spread by soldiers returning home from the First World War.

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In a bad year , it kills up to 56, 000 . More than 80 percent of those deaths are usually among the elderly, but flu also kills middle-aged adults with underlying problems like heart or lung disease, diabetes, immune suppression or obesity. It is also dangerous for pregnant women, children under

One hundred years ago, the virulent Spanish flu left 50 to 100 million people dead. In 1918, the flu would kill more than twice that number — and perhaps five times as many — in just 15 months. Experts believe between 50 and 100 million people were killed . “You think about how bad it was in 1918, and you think surely our modern medical technology will save us, but influenza is the Hollywood

A fifth of the world's population was infected, with 50 to 100 million people dying from the virus.

Inside Australia's worst ever flu epidemic: Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15,000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Nurses are seen gathered next to a tent at the Quarantine Camp, Jubilee Oval With anti-viral therapies and vaccines not available at the time, the only defence was to quarantine those suspected of having the infection.

The seclusion did slow the spread of the virus, but by 1919 hospitals and quarantine stations across Australia were packed with patients.

That same year, more than 120 ships containing soldiers were quarantined at Q Station in New South Wales.

Inside Australia's worst ever flu epidemic: Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15,000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pictured is the influenza quarantine camp set up at Jubilee Oval in 1919 One story reported at the time claimed hundreds of troops returning from England abroad the Argyllshire troopship disembarked and set up camp, only to find the station overrun with snakes.

The report claimed the soldiers destroyed more than 50 snakes, with one soldier claiming his mate climbed to the top of his tent and perched there all night - refusing to get down.

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The outbreak began in Asia and, once again , was carried throughout the world by rats covered with infected fleas. Other epidemics that have resulted in numerous deaths include the: 1918 Flu (20 million deaths); Modern Plague It was the worst epidemic in history, followed by the Black Plague.

AUSSIE FLU warning: Britain faces the worst flu outbreak for almost 50 years and public health It ’ s almost inevitable this will come to us. This is potentially the worst winter since the Hong Kong “We need to find out exactly what the virus is in Australia and if it is significantly different from our vaccine.

The 900 men marched out of the camp in protest and finished their quarantine at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Inside Australia's worst ever flu epidemic: Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15,000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pictured are Red Cross volunteers during the Spanish flu pandemic. They can be seen wearing masks and hats for protection James McCaw, a mathematical biologist from the University of Melbourne who tracks how viruses spread through the population, said the Spanish flu 'was a spectacularly destructive event.'

'What we see from the data is some really fascinating patterns. So we see multiple ways that the flu spread and then it died away, it came back even worse in the northern hemisphere's autumn wave. And then it went away and then it came back again,' he told the ABC.

The flu didn't reach Australia until its less severe third wave, but stories of people watching their friends, relatives, and neighbours perish from horrific symptoms within a day or two of catching the virus are documented.

Gradually, the population gained immunity and the numbers of those infected dwindled until medical personnel were able to gain ground.

Inside Australia's worst ever flu epidemic: Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15,000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pictured are a group of men and women, including nurses, eating melon at the Quarantine Camp, Jubilee Oval By the end of 1919, the pandemic was under control.

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She said : " Flu can kill and it is important we all take it seriously. "The best way to protect yourself The surge in flu cases is putting more pressure on hospitals amid one of the worst NHS winter Yesterday, experts told The Sun Online Aussie flu symptoms are likely to be more severe than swine

Professor McCaw said another pandemic is inevitable because flu viruses are so prone to mutation.

Eventually, the Australian population will encounter another virus that residents have low immunity to and it will spread rapidly, he said.

Inside Australia's worst ever flu epidemic: Incredible photos reveal the country grappling with deadly outbreak that killed 15,000 people in less than a year – and experts say it is inevitable it will happen again © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pictured are two crowded marquees thought to be at the influenza quarantine camp set up on Jubilee Oval, Adelaide during the epidemic that ended in 1919 'Vaccination is the most important measure we have to prevent influenza and its complications.' Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Brendan Murphy, said earlier this year.

Millions of Australians are eligible for free influenza vaccines and have been advised to visit their GP for immunisation beginning in May.

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