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Stop Calling it the Spanish Flu!

A micro-rant (Ok, so Kansas Flu doesn’t sound right)

Emergency military hospital during the influenza epidemic, Camp Funston, Kansas, United States / Image: courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine

Ok, listen up. The first mention of a deadly outbreak of influenza showed up in a weekly public health report in April 1918. The report warned public health officials of 18 severe cases and three deaths in Haskell, Kansas. Got that? Haskell, Kansas not Haskell, Spain.

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