Compare and contrast Map - World Heath

1918 Flu Pandemic

First Signs:
  • Came From Europe
  • Brought to NZ by the passenger ship Niagara which was docked in Auckland full of influenza sufferers.
  • Started in October till December 1918.
  • Killed more than 50 million people worldwide
  • Killed 8500 in NZ
  • Considered NZ’ worst disease disaster.
  • Maori Death rate was 42 people per 1000 in NZ.
  • Secondary infection Pneumonia
  • Darkened skin because of dead blood vessels.
  • Chills, fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, headache and muscular pain.
General Info:
  • An Influenza Pandemic. Unknown why it was so lethal.

First Signs:
  • Both started in the 20th century.
  • Both diseases did not start in NZ

  • Both diseases killed people.
  • Both diseases killed more than 10,000 people

  • Fevers and Headaches

  • Both diseases are contagious.
  • Both diseases are Pandemics and spread to other countries.
  • Both spread quickly.

General Info:
  • Both are diseases.
  • Both are viruses.
  • Scientist didn't know how to cure either of the diseases at the time.
  • Both diseases could be considered disasters.
  • Both diseases affected people.

2016 Ebola Outbreak

First signs
  • The disease was first reported in a village on the Ebola river in 1956
  • First Outbreak was in Africa 2014
  • Ebola was found in Eastern Africa, Uganda and Sudan.
  • Starts with headaches and fevers. Bleeding and trouble breathing.
  • Ebola can cause death.
  • Ebola doesn't spread through air water or food.
  • Ebola is rare and does not spread easily but does spread quickly.
  • Can spread through eating or touching infected animals. Apes, monkeys, chimps, animals like bats.
  • Can spread from person to person from saliva (spit) or through skin contact of open sores.
  • Since 2013. 10,000 people have died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Mali.
  • 25,000 cases of Ebola
General Info:
  • Ebola gets its names from the Ebola Republic of Congo.
  • Scientists have not found a cure yet for Ebola.
  • Victims need to be Quarantined.
  • It is a virus.


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