Newspaper articles on Spanish flu
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The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more an estimated 50 million people worldwide and more than 8,000 in Wisconsin alone. Over 103,000 Wisconsin citizens became infected between September and December 1918, resulting in statewide measures to contain the spread of the disease. These articles, from September and October 1918, capture some of the fear that gripped communities stricken by the flu and describe the efforts of local health officials to keep infection at bay, including instructing people to wear masks.
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- Wisconsin Historical Society
- Capital Times Co.; Record-Herald Co
- Dane County; Eau Claire County; La Crosse County; Marathon County; Racine County; Rock County; Waupaca County
Beloit; Eau Claire; La Crosse; Madison; Racine; Waupaca; Wausau
Wisconsin; Illinois; Kentucky; Massachusetts; New York; Ohio; Pennsylvania
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- Newspaper articles on Spanish flu. 1918. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/tp/id/15505. (Accessed January 23, 2019.)
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- (1918) Newspaper articles on Spanish flu. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/tp/id/15505
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/tp/id/15505>.