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September 18, 1918

The grippe is epidemic in troop camp in the east. Camps Devens, Lee and Upton. Surgeon General Gorgas reports the cases are mild. Seventy deaths are reported from Boston yesterday. In New York health authorities are requiring doctors report influenza and pneumonia within 24hours. The U.S. Army is just a mile from the German border.

Source: “‘Grip’ Epidemic in the Camps,” The Watertown News, Watertown, Wisconsin, September 18, 1918.

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