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September 18, 2005 3:01 AM

REPORT 150 INFLUENZA CASES.

DATE OF EVENT: Sunday, Dec. 1, 1918 DATE PUBLISHED: Monday, Dec. 2, 1918, in The Kansas City Times Editor’s note: As World War I drew to its close, the world faced another killer: the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919. Believed to have begun at Camp Funston in Kansas, the epidemic would take more lives than the war. More than one-quarter of the U.S. population would be infected. Although this story seems to indicate a decline, the epidemic wasn’t over yet; a week later, the disease...

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