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1918 Influenza on Delmarva: Home


The Spanish Influenza or the 1918 Influenza Pandemic was caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus and was unusually deadly. It began in February 1918 and spread through the world in four waves until April 1920. An estimated 500 million people were infected in these years with around 50 million deaths. This flu epidemic gained its name "Spanish Flu" due to Spain being the first country to report on how widespread the disease was.

This resource guide provides both physical books, articles, photographs, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and more to help aid with your research (please note that some books and articles will require an SU login). The resources here are not comprehensive but serves as a starting point for research. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about these resources.

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