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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Influenza of 1918 and the US Navy

The Navy Department Library has posted some very interesting documents and photographs on the US Navy's handling of the 1918 Influenza outbreak.

In 1918, Navy and Marine patients totaling 121,225 were admitted at Navy medical facilities with influenza. Of these patients, 4,158 died of the virus, and sick patients spent over one million sick days in these facilities worldwide.

Influenza of 1918 (Spanish Flu) and the US Navy

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