From the spring of 1918 to the early months of 1919, the Spanish flu pandemic ravaged the world, killing an estimated 50 million to 100 million people. It came in three waves, with the last wave being the most deadly. This flu was unusual in that it was both extremely deadly and seemed to target the young and healthy, being particularly deadly to 20 to 35 year olds. By the time the flu had run its course, it had killed upwards of five percent of the world's population.
Question: Since I discovered that many of my family in Ireland died as a result of the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic I have read many articles on the subject from many sources (I included the above paragraph to "set the scene").
To be specific, my question isnt about the details of the flu itself (this is well documented), I would like to know more about what a person would have experienced once contracted, how was it diagnosed?, was prognosis given immediately? how families coped? where they able to visit their loved ones in hospital or did they die in quarantine? etc