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The 1918 influenza outbreak: When Boston was patient zero
Edgar B. Herwick III
August 29, 2014

Ninety-six years ago this week, the city of Boston was dealing with it’s own viral outbreak—the start of one of the deadliest natural disasters to ever occur. A staggering number of people died in 1918. Fifty to 100 million worldwide, by some estimates. The terrifying disease in question? Not Ebola. The flu. David Hooper, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

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