The Spanish Flu (1918-1919): The Malta – GOZO experience

Four years ago exactly to this month the Maltese population had to face the first case of Covid-19 on the island. Continuing on the theme of pandemic diseases, Il-Ħaġar Museum will be presenting a historical lecture by Dr Mario Saliba on Saturday 16 March 2024 at 11:00 by the title The Spanish Flu (1918-1919): The Malta – GOZO Experience.  This time the lecture will delve into the medical sphere of the history of the Maltese islands, recounting the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic with specific attention to its spread in Gozo. The audience will have their morbid curiosity satisfied since the lecture will also hint at the other infectious diseases common at the time. Dr Mario Saliba will be referring to original historical documents about the pandemic.

The lecture will be in English.

Entrance to the Museum is free but seat reservations are recommended by emailing: