Statistics from the Influenza Epidemic

The massive mortality due to the influenza epidemic in October of 1918 in Kansas

The epidemic of the virulent influenza virus hit Kansas in 1918 leading to the profound effect on mortality. This graph illustrates the severity of the epidemic (US Census Bureau).

Areas of the US where the flu first erupted in the fall of 1918

The port areas saw the earliest cases of influenza which was brought over by boat. The major cities and transportation centers were next on the path. The disease disseminated across the country with the population, with a few focal areas of massive epidemic (Crosby).

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