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Epidemics and Pandemics

Epidemics and Pandemics

Image: St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty. Oct. 1918 Influenza epidemic. Library of Congress.

Image: St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty. Oct. 1918 Influenza epidemic. Library of Congress.

Ana Kurland from Access Services has created a guide to help explore this topic:  http://guides.boisestate.edu/SpanishFluCentennial

It has been 100 years since the Spanish Flu killed a large section of the world’s population (estimates vary anywhere from 20 to 100 million people.) There have been so many deaths from flu in the 2017-2018 season that the CDC stopped counting adult casualties (97 children have died as of February 23, 2018). The flu vaccine is only about 36-59 percent effective. It is time to examine what happened in 1918, what have we learned since then, and what can be done to avoid another fatal pandemic. –Ana Kurland

Check out the book display at the Circulation desk too!
Audrey Williams, Access Services

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