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1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - Ukraine: Fatalities

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  • Marya Dowgird (c.1826 - 1918)
    Marya Jelenska came into Daugirdas family from Varputėnai estate, Kelmė district. Relative of Burba Family, of Burbiškės - Skrzypowska.
  • Avram Hersh Carlin (1862 - 1918)
    Rumor has it that physically, he was a very large man -- apparently, he was so large that if he dropped something, he could not bend over to pick it up. That being said, he was a very important man in ...

1918 Influenza Pandemic - Ukraine: Fatalities

1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people across the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and killed 50 to 100 million of them—three to five percent of the world's population—making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

Historical and epidemiological data are inadequate to identify the pandemic's geographic origin.It was implicated in the outbreak of encephalitis lethargica in the 1920s.

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