TITLE

WAR FEVER

PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Military History;Oct/Nov2009, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at various diseases that have plagued soldiers of the past. Typhoid fever killed 25% of Athenians in Greece in 430 B.C. The smallpox epidemic in 1520 killed 50% of the Aztec warriors, that allowed Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés and his men to regain control of the city of Tenochtitlán in Mexico. Transmission of the Spanish flu from 1918 to 1919 was attributed to movements of troops and unsanitary conditions during World War I (WWI).
ACCESSION #
44204189

 

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