A halál villamoson érkezett
The Spanish flu occurred in the summer of 1918 in Budapest. The protection against the disease was complicated by the fact that the viruses had not yet been known and the Spanish flu was not included in the law on notifiable diseases. Budapest city leaders acknowledged for the first time in September 1918 that there in an epidemic. The problem of introducing restrictive measures to contain the disease divided the city leadership. They wereafraid of the panic and the political uncertainty due to the lost war, and the power of the crowds. The necessary foodstuffs for everyday life, other articles, but also the essential drugs were difficult to obtain. Therefore, the measures to limit the tram transportation often led to crowd scenes, spontaneous demonstrations. This is how the tram became the symbol of the Spanish flu in the capitol.