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The Influenza Epidemic of 1918


The first reported cases of the Spanish Influenza occurred amongst soldiers at Fort Riley, Kansas

Oct 05, 1918

Health official orders flu patients quarantined and all public places closed

Other events that happened on or around October 05, 1918


The Spanish influenza had subsided in the state at the end of the month

Nov 15, 1918

Reported 71,079 West Virginians contracted influenza in a month and 2,818 died


The Spanish Influenza epidemic became one of the world's deadliest and swiftest pandemics

Other events that happened on or around 1918

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