Friday, September 28, 2018

Spanish Flu in Raleigh, Wilmington, Army Camps, 1918

“Influenza Breaks Out in Raleigh,” from The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., Sept. 28, 1918

The Spanish influenza has become epidemic in Raleigh to such an extent that St. Mary’s School has closed.

In Wilmington there have been a number of deaths and a large increase in the number of new cases.

The fact that the camps are quarantined against the reception of new men under the order of General Crowder and that everything is done in these camps to prevent the spread of the disease proves that our health authorities should adopt precautions to prevent those who have the disease from coming into the city, and to place a strict surveillance upon all who come from infected places.

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