Warren resolution commemorates 100th Anniversary of the Spanish Influenza Pandemic

HARRISBURG, Sept. 26 – The state House of Representatives today recognized the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Influenza pandemic.

House Resolution 1064, introduced by Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, was unanimously adopted by House lawmakers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Influenza pandemic that struck the U.S. in 1918.

"This resolution serves as a reminder of the critical role public health programs play in modern society, by highlighting disease prevention and minimizing the spread of illness to avoid pandemics and unnecessary loss of life,” Warren said.

Between the spring of 1918 and spring of 1919, approximately 500 million people worldwide were affected by the spread of Spanish Influenza. The first case diagnosed in Pennsylvania occurred on Sept. 18, 1918. The pandemic took the lives of over 12,000 people in Philadelphia alone.

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