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Impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Coastal Kenya

The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most important pandemic ever recorded in human history. In the Coast Province of Kenya, we used colonial-era records to describe the effects of the 1918 influenza pandemic. We discovered that crude mortality risks and healthcare utilization increased six-fold and threefold, respectively, in 1918, and that a pandemic mortality rate of 25. 3 deaths/1000 people/year was estimated. The effects of society and the health care system were dramatic as shown by correspondence. Preparation for the next pandemic requires continued improvement in surveillance, knowledge of influenza vaccines, and efforts to identify, prevent, and respond to new influenza outbreaks.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed4020091


Tuberculosis as a Risk Factor for 1918 Influenza Pandemic Outcomes

Tuberculosis mortality decreased after the 1918 pandemic, meaning that influenza killed those who would have died from TB. TB has been analyzed as a direct risk factor for 1918 influenza morbidity and mortality by age and sex in several studies. Through case-control comparisons of patients and employees from two Norwegian sanatoriums, we investigate the effects of TB on influenza-like disease and case fatalities by age and sex. Both sanatoriums combined, there was just a difference in case fatality by sex for females at Lyster sanatorium and females at both sanatoriums combined. Both sexes combined at Lyster sanatorium and females 20221229 years for both sanatoriums and females 20211229 years had a significant incidence of fatality in both sanatoriums, as well as females 20221229 years for both sanatoriums combined, had a higher incidence of fatality. We're led to higher incidence death in TB among patients and employees, but patient morbidity was lower than for physicians than for employees.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed4020074

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