When Influenza surfaced in the spring of 1918, it was fresh on the heels of a respiratory disease epidemic lasted from 1915 until 1917. Was the outbreak in 1918 caused by the same agent? Would this disease ease off in another year or two as before? There was no understanding of virus or zoonosis.
Beginning of New Era: Antibiotics fight bacteria When the first antibiotic was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming there was skepticism that this “mold juice,” as he described the results in a petri dish, would be helpful for patients. It was twelve more years before Penicillin was used on the