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A hundred years ago: Influenza pandemic and public health. Practitioner May 2020;264(1837):29

100 years ago: Influenza pandemic and public health

25 May 2020Registered users

The pandemic of influenza that has during the last 12 months swept over the world started in China or Russia, where it is endemic, became epidemic, spreading to neighbouring countries along the ordinary channels of human intercourse, and from persons to persons, and finally took on pandemic proportions, passing over the whole world. The seriousness of the disease is shown by the mortality returns, which were  enormously increased everywhere.

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