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May 21, 1918

Influenza is a community disease that spreads through a community with great rapidity, is the warning from Brice Belden. MD. He further states that is rarely fatal, but the resulting pneumonia, pleurisy and abcesses of the lungs are fatal. The location of where to site dormitories in DC for war workers has been chosen: the monument grounds between Ohio Drive and B Street and the railroad.

Source: "Influenza and its Menace," Washington Times, Washington, District of Columbia, May 21, 1918. Page 14, Column 2.

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