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Influenza in Sri Lanka, 1918-1919 : the impact of a new disease in a pre-modern Third World setting

Langford, C.M; Storey, P

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In 1918–1919 there was an unusually serious influenza pandemic. The main object in this paper is to establish the course and impact of this outbreak in Sri Lanka using census and registration data. Influenza probably entered the country through the port of Colombo and possibly also through the port of Talaimannar. As elsewhere there was a mild first wave followed by a virulent second wave characterized by fatal pneumonic complications. Women suffered heavier mortality than men and young adults...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1992
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/41148
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41148

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