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An interesting informational book to read on the flu of 1918 What a curious flu this was and how it mutated to attack healthy adults during World War I Great information presented on how scientists tried to find the flu long after it had left to find a way to possibly create a vaccination for it. Summarizes Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 and expands to research into the causes of this deadly virus as well as options for preventing such an outbreak on the future Mid grade friendly read. McCarty s black and white sketches are eerie and fitting for the mysterious disease This book is 20 years old as I read it I wish it was updated with the newest developments as so many questions are unanswered Are they still Off to do research. Was written in 2000ish, so I wondered what had been discovered since then. Recommended for gr 5 9 I was intrigued by this book which describes the influenza pandemic of 1918 and how researchers have tried to figure out what makes some flusdeadly than others The 1918 pandemic killed large numbers of healthy young people in addition to the usuallyvulnerable elderly and weak I thought the book was a bit disjointed in places, and was quite disappointed that as of the book s publication, no real answers have been obtained, in terms of the extra deadliness of Recommended for gr 5 9 I was intrigued by this book which describes the influenza pandemic of 1918 and how researchers have tried to figure out what makes some flusdeadly than others The 1918 pandemic killed large numbers of healthy young people in addition to the usuallyvulnerable elderly and weak I thought the book was a bit disjointed in places, and was quite disappointed that as of the book s publication, no real answers have been obtained, in terms of the extra deadliness of certain strains of flu That s what happens when you deal with non fiction there s not always a happy ending It was however interesting to see how the research progressed, from discovering viruses, to making vaccines for current strains of flu, to finding sources of the original 1918 virus bodies buried below the permafrost in Canada and Siberia I don t really think students will pick this one up on their own unless they are doing a project This will scare you It is not the large things in life we must fear, it is the tiny things that will be our doom. Purple Death The Mysterious Flu of 1918 was a great read When I saw the book while shelving my library the title caught my eye I don t remember ever hearing about this killer flu that killed millions This book also revels that this flu affected the world because of WWI It killed 85 out of 100 American soliders It made me think of the swine flu that had hit America some years ago It also brought to mind what is going on recently in my of my favorite shows The Walking Dead It is well writt Purple Death The Mysterious Flu of 1918 was a great read When I saw the book while shelving my library the title caught my eye I don t remember ever hearing about this killer flu that killed millions This book also revels that this flu affected the world because of WWI It killed 85 out of 100 American soliders It made me think of the swine flu that had hit America some years ago It also brought to mind what is going on recently in my of my favorite shows The Walking Dead It is well written and there are many photos of that era The illustrations included are penciled sketched that let the reader return to 1918 They are simple and a little eerie Though poorly illustrated and over ten years old, this piques my interest in the pandemic that killed my great grandfather in four days, leaving his newly immigrated wife alone with my grandmother and her four siblings I had no idea researchers subsequently dug up victims buried in permafrost in an attempt to track down the virus And of course, it s all thefascinating and frightening given our vulnerability on this crowded planet today Will look for somethingcurrent {DOWNLOAD PDF} ⚣ Purple Death: The Mysterious Flu of 1918 ½ It was the worst epidemic in this country s history, and the search for its cause is still one of science s most urgent questsIt was , the last year of World WarThousands of men lived in the crowded army training camps that were scattered all across the United States That spring, a strange flu struck the soldiers at a camp in the Midwest Healthy young men went to the hospital complaining of sore throats and fevers Within hours they had suffocated, their skin taking on a terrible purplish hueThe devastating flu spread like wildfire across the country, infecting soldiers and civilians alike It killed than half a million people in a matter of months, then disappeared as suddenly as it had comeTo this day, no one knows what caused a common flu to become so deadly, but scientists are still searching for answers What they discover could save millions of lives if another common flu virus suddenly turns into a killer In this riveting account, acclaimed nonfiction author David Getz tells young readers the story of the mysterious flu known as the Purple Death the virus responsible for the worst epidemic in American history This is a short book geared toward youngsters 9 12, perhaps It is a simple description of the flu in 1918 that resulted in about half a million deaths The flu spread quickly and disappeared quickly That particular flu virus has never been identified.The book is enough to pique a child s interest in history, specifically history including a medical mystery It was published in 2000 As far as I know, the book is still pertinent.