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Volume 12, Number 1—January 2006
THEME ISSUE
Influenza

History

1918 Influenza: the Mother of All Pandemics

Jeffery Taubenberger*Comments to Author  and David Morens†
Author affiliations: *Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Maryland, USA; †National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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"U-" and "W-" shaped combined influenza and pneumonia mortality, by age at death, per 100,000 persons in each age group, United States, 1911–1918. Influenza- and pneumonia-specific death rates are plotted for the interpandemic years 1911–1917 (dashed line) and for the pandemic year 1918 (solid line) (33,34).

Figure 2. "U-" and "W-" shaped combined influenza and pneumonia mortality, by age at death, per 100,000 persons in each age group, United States, 1911–1918. Influenza- and pneumonia-specific death rates are plotted for the interpandemic years 1911–1917 (dashed line) and for the pandemic year 1918 (solid line) (33,34).

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