The origins of the great pandemic

  title={The origins of the great pandemic},
  author={Michael Worobey and Jim Cox and Douglas Gill},
  journal={Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health},
  pages={18 - 25}
Abstract The timing and location of the first cases of the 1918 influenza pandemic are still controversial, a century after the pandemic became widely recognized. Here, we critically review competing hypotheses on the timing and geographical origin of this important outbreak and provide new historical insights into debates within military circles as to the nature of putative pre-1918 influenza activity. We also synthesize current knowledge about why the 1918 pandemic was so intense in young… Expand

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