Spagnola, cause of death

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Spagnola, cause of death

Postby DeliatheCrone » 06 Jan 2010, 17:18

I have two people, a mother and daughter, who were in the US in the early 20th century (1915 - 1930), and who died here. The cause of death is listed simply as "spagnola". I'm thinking this is either:

Spanish Influenza, which was virulent around 1918-1919, killing between 20 and 100 million people...

or

Yellow Fever, which came about due to the Spanish American War, and was described as Febbre Spagnola, or Spanish Fever.

Does anyone have any specific information as to 'spagnola'?

The surnames I'm currently researching are Della-Piana, Sablone, Angelucci, diLorito, Angelini, Cipoletti

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Re: Spagnola, cause of death

Postby johnnyonthespot » 06 Jan 2010, 17:24

DeliatheCrone wrote:Spanish Influenza, which was virulent around 1918-1919, killing between 20 and 100 million people...


I am 95% certain this is the definition you are looking for.

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Re: Spagnola, cause of death

Postby pink67 » 06 Jan 2010, 17:39

Yes, I agree with johnnyonthespot, in italian it was called "Febbre Spagnola" or simply "Spagnola"

Laura

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Re: Spagnola, cause of death

Postby DeliatheCrone » 06 Jan 2010, 17:44

Thank you both. That's what I thought it was, but had to be certain. :D


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