The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

Question

Mention the casualties caused by Spanish flu, a pandemic of 1918-19 all over the world.

Answer

It killed within six months about 6.75 lakh population in USA, 2 lakh in Britain, 4 lakh in France, country side in Alaska and Southern Africa entirely perished. In Australia, it took a toll of ten thousand people, in Fiji Islands 14% of the population, 22% population in Samoa, 17 million people in India and 22% soldiers of British Indian Army. Thus, 2.5-5% of the human population with 20% or 40 million people in the world population suffered form that disease.

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