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Going Viral: The Geopolitics of the Flu

Jan 16, 2018 | 18:46 GMT
An emergency hospital with rows and rows of sick patients in hospital beds at Camp Funston during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Sick patients fill the beds at an emergency hospital at Camp Funston, Kansas, during the 1918 flu pandemic. It is hypothesized that the flu began in southwestern Kansas and spread globally once it made its way to the nearby military training camp.

(NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE/AFIP)

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