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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Why did so many people die due to the Influenza epidemic in 1918?
A variety of causes- poor nutrition, over crowded living conditions, poor sanitation, and a large number of susceptible persons. In addition, periodically worldwide epidemics occur with impact on large numbers of persons (pandemics).
Benita Jackson, MD, MPH, FACPM
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University