The 1918 influenza epidemic in Mamre

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Abstract

The 1918 influenza epidemic was a historic, health and demographic landmark in South Africa. In Mamre the mortality rate was 39/1000, which was similar to the rate in Cape Town. The male/female ratio was 1,33, with males between the ages of 20 and 40 years accounting for 60% of deaths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-364
Number of pages3
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Volume74
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

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