Spanish Flu (Great Influenza) 1918: The Tale of The Most deadly Pandemic in History


  • Maad M. Mijwil Computer Techniques Engineering Department, Baghdad College of Economic Sciences University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Abdel-Hameed Al-Mistarehi Public Health and Family Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • Deeb Jamil Zahran Internal Medicine Department, King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan
  • Safwan Alomari Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Ruchi Doshi Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Azteca, Chalco, Mexico



Spanish flu, Pandemic, Epidemic, Influenza, COVID-19, United States of America


The epidemic is an imminent danger that all humans fear, as it does not differentiate between anyone, whether small or old, rich or poor. It is characterized by its ability and super speed to conquer the world and its primary goal is to target humans and eradicate their lives. In this article, the authors decided to provide a brief historical overview of the Spanish flu pandemic, where it initiated and how it influenced the people of the earth and review a set of images about events that occurred in the United States of America in 1918. All facts in this article are collected from a group of published articles on websites. This article found that the Spanish flu is one of the deadliest diseases in human history, as it managed to kill 40 to 100 million people around the world in two years.

Author Biography

Maad M. Mijwil, Computer Techniques Engineering Department, Baghdad College of Economic Sciences University, Baghdad, Iraq

Maad M. Mijwil received B.Sc. degree in Software Engineering from Software Engineering Department at Baghdad College of Economics Sciences University, Iraq in 2008/2009 and M.Sc. degree in Wireless sensor network of computer science from University of Baghdad, Iraq in 2015. Currently he is working Assistant Lecturer at Baghdad College of Economics Sciences University.


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How to Cite

Mijwil, M. M., Al-Mistarehi , A.-H. ., Zahran, D. J. ., Alomari, S. . ., & Doshi, R. . (2022). Spanish Flu (Great Influenza) 1918: The Tale of The Most deadly Pandemic in History. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(2).




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