1918 Pandemic

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The 1918 Pandemic affected more than a quarter million Americans and killed 675,000 people. In Virginia, daily life was disrupted. [1]

On October 3, 1918, Charlottesville Mayor E.G. Haden ordered public gatherings to be canceled to stop the spread of the influenza strain that was spreading around the world at the time. [2]

See Also: 1918 flu pandemic in Charlottesville-Albemarle

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  1. Web. [https://scholarship.richmond.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=2174&context=masters-theses The impact of the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic on Virginia], Stephanie Forrest Barker, Thesis, University of Richmond UR Scholarship Repository, 2002, retrieved April 11, 2020.
  2. Web. Public Gatherings are Discontinued, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, October 3, 1918, retrieved April 11, 2020. Print. October 3, 1918 page 1.

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