TITLE

Navy Support to Civilian Authorities During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic-History's Lessons and Recommendations for Future Work

AUTHOR(S)
Snyder, Thomas L.
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Military Medicine;Nov2009, Vol. 174 Issue 11, p1223
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the assistance given by the U.S. Navy to civilian authorities during the influenza pandemic in 1918. Approximately 675,000 people died of complications related to the virus disease in only five months. It outlines phenomena that have contributed to the rapid spread of the contagious disease, including the uninterrupted movement of soldiers across the Atlantic. It notes that a policy of the service has initially prevented Medical Department personnel from aiding civilian population.
ACCESSION #
45410773

 

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