It is that time of year. Pumpkins, hot chocolate, leaf raking, and the flu. As the weather gets colder and people head indoors, cases of influenza start to rise. The start of flu season varies every year. Typically, it starts around October, peaks between December and February, and starts to taper off toward spring.
By Gordon Williams December 1918. Combating influenza in Seattle, Washington, at work in the Red Cross rooms in Seattle, Washington with influenza masks on faces. Mention the American Red Cross and you think of aiding disaster victims, collecting blood and teaching first aid. Those are all functions the Red Cross performs, but in 1918 we … Continue reading When the Spanish Flu hit Seattle 100 years ago, the Red Cross was there