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Pandemic Influenza Outbreak on a Troop Ship – Diary of a Soldier in 1918.

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberN/A
Pages (from-to)1900-1903
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
PublishedNov 2012

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A newly identified diary from a soldier in 1918 describes aspects of a troop ship outbreak of pandemic influenza. This diary is the only known document that describes this outbreak and provides information not officially documented concerning possible risk factors such as overcrowding and the suboptimal outbreak response by military leaders. It also presents an independent personal perspective of this overwhelming experience.

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