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  • Collection: Going Viral

"A Record of the War Activities in Orange County, North Carolina, 1917-1919," by Annie Sutton Cameron, is a manuscript history of local efforts during World War I in Orange County, North Carolina, and related correspondence and lists of soldiers and…

Ferula asafoetida was one of the many remedies used to avoid catching influenza. The only proven way to avoid catching influenza was to stay away from other people carrying the influenza virus.

Map showing the prevalence of influenza in eleven districts of the Canton of Aargau (Switzerland).

Carter describes her memories of the influenza pandemic in 1919. She used to want to be a nurse, perhaps because of the pandemic. Her uncle told her she shouldn't be a nurse because there's too much drudgery.

In these two audio clips, Glenn Hollar describes his memories about the 1918 flu pandemic.

In this audio clip, James and Nannie Pharis describe their memories about the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Trammell speaks about the medical care she received during the influenza pandemic.

Judge Martin describes his memories about the 1918 flu pandemic.

McGlone recalls that her older sister was born while her father was stationed in Kentucky. The sister died from influenza before her father could get home to see her.

One of a series of interviews conducted by students of the University of North Carolina School of Law, with North Carolina lawyers and judges, some of whom are also politicians. Topics include interviewees' personal and professional lives; thoughts…

Graph showing weekly statistics pertaining to the influenza epidemic in Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, July 1918-May 1919. The graph shows the number of people who contracted influenza versus the number of people who died from the illness.

Despite being referred to as the "1918 influenza pandemic," four pandemic waves occurred between 1918 and 1920. Flora Blue, age 35, died in February 1920 during the fourth wave. Flora Blue and her sister, Jane Blue, were both sick with influenza, but…
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