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1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - Denmark: Fatalities

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1918 Influenza Pandemic - Denmark: Fatalities

So far as can be ascertained the first wave of epidemic influenza in 1918 appeared in Denmark during July, and though there was a marked remission in September the disease was very prevalent during the whole of the second half of 1918

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The Incidence of Influenza in Denmark during 1918.


Total cases 1918 - - - 494,939 The total number of deaths registered from influenza during 1918 in Danish urban districts was 4,150. The population of Denmark is estimated at 3,018,000. There were two great waves of influenza in Denmark during 1918; the first began suddenly in July and was over by September, while the second, which was far more severe and widespread, began in October persisting to the end of the year, and well into 1919. In January 1919, 109,253 influenza cases were notified, 43,850 in February, 36,523 in March, and 23,048 in April. There was a decided fall in the number during May only 7,441 cases being notified. A further reduction occurred in the next three months the Cases numbering 2,227 for June, 2,029 in July, and 2,214 in August. It was expected that there would be considerable remission of the epidemic during December, but it appears from state- ments made in the Danish press that the influx of prisoners of war into Denmark from Germany served to renew the force of the infection. During January 1919 the disease was rife among French and Belgian prisoners of war quartered in Jutland. In November 1918 influenza had spread to Iceland and the Faroe Islands.