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The 1918 influenza pandemic was a major epidemiological event of the twentieth century resulting in at least twenty million deaths worldwide; however, despite its historical, epidemiological, and biological relevance, it

The 1918 influenza pandemic was a major epidemiological event of the twentieth century resulting in at least twenty million deaths worldwide; however, despite its historical, epidemiological, and biological relevance, it remains poorly understood. Here we examine the relationship between annual pneumonia and influenza death rates in the pre-pandemic (1910–17) and pandemic (1918–20) periods and the scaling of mortality with latitude, longitude and population size, using data from 66 large cities of the United States.

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  • 2011-08-19
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023467
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      1045-3830
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      1939-1560

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    Acuna-Soto, R., Viboud, C., & Chowell, G. (2011). Influenza and Pneumonia Mortality in 66 Large Cities in the United States in Years Surrounding the 1918 Pandemic. PLoS ONE, 6(8). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023467

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