Managing Epidemic: The British Approach to 1918–1919 Influenza in Lagos

  title={Managing Epidemic: The British Approach to 1918–1919 Influenza in Lagos},
  author={Jimoh Mufutau Oluwasegun},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  pages={412 - 424}
This paper examines how the British managed the 1918–1919 influenza epidemic in Lagos, the reactions of the local population to new sanitary and medical policies enforced during the period, and its social and political implications for future epidemic management in the colony. Unlike several studies which approach the history of the pandemic from global and national perspectives, a focus on Lagos, the colonial capital of Nigeria, one of Britain’s most important colonies provides this paper with… 

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