Russian Flu, Victorian Anxieties

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Although we are now familiar with the sensationalist reporting of epidemics, in the 1890s with the outbreak of Russian Flu, this was a new phenomenon. 

Ed Rybicki‘s insight:

A very nice piece on a pandemic that almost no-one knows anything about any more – but which almost certainly had an influence on the 1918 pandemic, if only to reduce severity in those over 28 at the time who had been infected in 1890.

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One Response to “Russian Flu, Victorian Anxieties”

  1. gsgs Says:

    there are several theories …
    the most common one is, that 1889-flu was H3 and it
    killed the previous H1-flu, which in turn had given
    the immunity for 1918

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