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Spatio-temporal investigation of the 1918 influenza pandemic in military populations indicates two different viruses

Shanks, G D; Milinovich, Gabriel; Waller, M; Clements, Archie


There were multiple waves of influenza-like illness in 1918, the last of which resulted in a highly lethal pandemic killing 50 million people. It is difficult to study the initial waves of influenza-like illness in early 1918 because few deaths resulted and few morbidity records exist. Using extant military mortality records, we constructed mortality maps based on location of burial in France and Belgium in the British Army, and on home town in Vermont and New York in the USA Army. Differences...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268814002805


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