Global & Disaster Medicine

9/28/1918: A Liberty Loan parade in Philadelphia prompts a huge outbreak of the flu epidemic in the city.

  • After the Liberty Loan parade on September 28, thousands of people became infected.
  • The city morgue, built to hold 36 bodies, was now faced with the arrival of hundreds within a few days.
  • The entire city was quarantined.
  • Nearly 12,000 city residents died.

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