In 1918–1919 a new and deadly
type of influenza spread across the United States and around the world. It raged
through Virginia from the autumn of 1918 through the spring of 1919, spreading
through cities, small towns, isolated rural areas, and military camps. By the time it
waned, the epidemic had claimed the lives of at least 16,000 Virginians. The virus,
which probably originated in Kansas, was brought to Virginia by military personnel
arriving in the s. . .
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