Events such as SARS and, most recently, the listeriosis outbreak show that even in our most technologically advanced age a microscopic ‘bug’ can still create great fear and worry.
Friday, October 3, 2008 is the 90th anniversary of the start of a medical disaster never seen before in Winnipeg and, hopefully, will never be seen again.
On that day two soldiers who recently returned to Winnipeg by train died at the IODE Convalescence Home in Winnipeg. They would be the first known Manitoba victims of the 'Spanish' Flu. It would set off in Winnipeg some of the strangest and darkest times the city has known.
I am cross posting this with my history blog “This Was Winnipeg”. To see the full entry please check it out .