Updating the Accounts: Global Mortality of the 1918-1920 "Spanish" Influenza Pandemic

  title={Updating the Accounts: Global Mortality of the 1918-1920 "Spanish" Influenza Pandemic},
  author={Niall Johnson and Niall P. A. S. Juergen Mueller},
  journal={Bulletin of the History of Medicine},
  pages={105 - 115}
The influenza pandemic of 1918-20 is recognized as having generally taken place in three waves, starting in the northern spring and summer of 1918. This pattern of three waves, however, was not universal: in some locations influenza seems to have persisted into or returned in 1920. The recorded statistics of influenza morbidity and mortality are likely to be a significant understatement. Limitations of these data can include nonregistration, missing records, misdiagnosis, and nonmedical… Expand
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