Title

The Effect of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic on Mortality Rates in Savannah, Georgia

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Georgia Historical Quarterly

ISSN

0016-8297

Abstract

This study investigates the impact of the Spanish Influenza pandemic on Savannah, Georgia. Historical primary death records from the Chatham County Health Department were examined and analyzed for 1917 through 1919, then compared to influenza-related mortality rates for other parts of the United States and world during the same time period. These data will allow for Savannah public health officials to understand the historic trends of communicable disease mortality in relation to other parts of the world, having the potential to serve as a reference when channeling future resources into epidemic prevention in the Savannah area. (PDF) The Effect of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic on Mortality Rates in Savannah, Georgia.

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