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2,500 people line up in a mall in Texas City, Texas to receive a dose of the H1N1 vaccine from the Galveston County Health Department, October 30, 2009
2,500 people line up in a mall in Texas City, Texas to receive a dose of the H1N1 vaccine from the Galveston County Health Department, October 30, 2009

Source: Creative Commons

A sneeze in progress, showing the potential spread of influenza and other diseases.
A sneeze in progress, showing the potential spread of influenza and other diseases.

Source: Public Domain CDC

A student using waterless hand sanitizer at Boston University during the swine flu pandemic, 2009
A student using waterless hand sanitizer at Boston University during the swine flu pandemic, 2009

Source: bu.edu

A Thermographic Camera and screen used at the airport at Ioannina, Greece to screen out travelers with elevated temperatures, a sign of influenza infection. September 11, 2009
A Thermographic Camera and screen used at the airport at Ioannina, Greece to screen out travelers with elevated temperatures, a sign of influenza infection. September 11, 2009
An etching illustrating the 16th century "Sweating Sickness" from Britain
An etching illustrating the 16th century "Sweating Sickness" from Britain

Source: Public Domain

Camp Funston flu ward during the 1918 pandemic, Camp Funston, Kansas
Camp Funston flu ward during the 1918 pandemic, Camp Funston, Kansas

Source: Public Domain- U.S. Army

CDC Poster recommending basic hygiene to stop the spread of the flu, 2009
CDC Poster recommending basic hygiene to stop the spread of the flu, 2009

Source: Public Domain

Center for Disease Control poster asking people to get vaccinated and protect themselves from the flu, April 2010
Center for Disease Control poster asking people to get vaccinated and protect themselves from the flu, April 2010

 Source: Public Domain CDC

Chicago Public Health Poster outlining flu regulations during the 1918-1919 pandemic
Chicago Public Health Poster outlining flu regulations during the 1918-1919 pandemic

Source: Public Domain

Chickens slaughtered as a way to help combat an outbreak of Avian Flu, 2008
Chickens slaughtered as a way to help combat an outbreak of Avian Flu, 2008

Source: dailygalaxy.com

Individuals considered "high-risk" for H1N1 complications line up at a closed KMart for the first vaccinations publicly available in Boise, Idaho, 2009
Individuals considered "high-risk" for H1N1 complications line up at a closed KMart for the first vaccinations publicly available in Boise, Idaho, 2009

Source: Creative Commons (Kencf0618)

President Barack Obama receives an H1N1 vaccine during the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic, December 2009
President Barack Obama receives an H1N1 vaccine during the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic, December 2009

Source: Public Domain

Spanish Flu Victims being buried in North River, Labrador, Canada, 1918
Spanish Flu Victims being buried in North River, Labrador, Canada, 1918

Source: Public Domain

Street car conductor in Seattle not allowing passengers aboard without a mask, 1918
Street car conductor in Seattle not allowing passengers aboard without a mask, 1918

Source: Public Domain - archives.gov

The arrivals area at Singapore International Airport, using thermoscanning to look for travelers with a fever who may be infected with swine flu, June 2009
The arrivals area at Singapore International Airport, using thermoscanning to look for travelers with a fever who may be infected with swine flu, June 2009

Source: Public Domain

The CDC's Terrence Tumpey working with reconstructed 1918 Pandemic Influenza Virus, 2005
The CDC's Terrence Tumpey working with reconstructed 1918 Pandemic Influenza Virus, 2005

Source: Public Domain CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Headquarters in DeKalb County, GA
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Headquarters in DeKalb County, GA

Source: Creative Commons (Brett Weinstein)

The Oakland Municipal Auditorium in use as a temporary hospital during the 1918 flu epidemic. Here, volunteer nurses from the American Red Cross are tending the sick
The Oakland Municipal Auditorium in use as a temporary hospital during the 1918 flu epidemic. Here, volunteer nurses from the American Red Cross are tending the sick

Source: Public Domain CDC

Two American Red Cross Nurses demonstrate treatment practices during the influenza pandemic of 1918
Two American Red Cross Nurses demonstrate treatment practices during the influenza pandemic of 1918

Source: Public Domain- Library of Congress

U.S. President Gerald Ford getting vaccinated for Swine Flu in 1976
U.S. President Gerald Ford getting vaccinated for Swine Flu in 1976

Source: Public Domain

Walter Reed Military Hospital, Washington D.C., where patients received care during the Spanish Flu, 1918-1919
Walter Reed Military Hospital, Washington D.C., where patients received care during the Spanish Flu, 1918-1919

Source: Public Domain

World Health Organization Poster from France describing basic hygiene techniques during the 2009 flu scare
World Health Organization Poster from France describing basic hygiene techniques during the 2009 flu scare

Source: Public Domain WHO