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The Influenza Epidemic

Nature volume 139, page 242 (06 February 1937) | Download Citation



THE Ministry of Health reports that during the week ending January 16 the number of deaths ascribed to influenza in the 122 great towns of England and Wales was 1,100, as compared with 768 in the previous week. The number of notifications of pneumonia in England and Wales was 2,823 as against 2,338 in the previous week. A considerable increase of innuenzal cases has occurred in most of the naval and military commands; but the epidemic appears to be declining in certain parts of the south. The age distribution of deaths is somewhat reassuring, as it is not the type usually met with in severe epidemics. According to Science Service bulletins, a wave of influenza is passing over the United States.

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