A century ago, the Spanish Lady came to Ottawa, claiming more than 500 lives

Published: 8/12/2018
A century ago, the Spanish Lady came to Ottawa, claiming more than 500 lives
Source: OTTAWACITIZEN.COM

In October 1918 alone, the deadliest month of the Spanish flu pandemic, 440 Ottawans perished, either from the disease itself or from associated complications such as pneumonia or pleurisy. To put that in context, were a similar outbreak with the same mortality rate to occur in Ottawa today, 150 residents would die each day for […]

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