25 August 2008

1918 Influenza Pandemic Online [Tidbits]

As many are aware, the 1918 Influenza pandemic is celebrating an infamy milestone this year, marking the 90th year since its severe late WWI outbreak.

In memorial, I present a few links on the topic:

The CDC has constructed an online 1918 pandemic storybook, with narratives, recollections and family photos.

The DHHS has a very interesting site, The Great Pandemic, which includes details about life under the pandemic in different states across the country.

The University of Michigan maintains an influenza digital archive with interesting information about selected "pandemic escape communities"... areas which avoided the decimation wrought by the influenza outbreak.

[Storybook link via ResourceShelf]

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