Epidemiology in community health nursing: Free flu shots offered as part of pandemic exercise

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One-hundred years ago near the end of World War I, an estimated 50 million people died worldwide from the most severe flu pandemic in recent history, with more than 600,000 deaths in the United States. According to a report by the Alaska Division of Public Health reprinted in the November 2018 issue of Alaska Medicine, 1,113 Alaskans died in the 2-year 1918-19 pandemic, 51 percent of all deaths in that time frame.

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