Pacific islands which escaped the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic and their subsequent mortality experiences

Shanks G.D. and Brundage J.F. (2013) Pacific islands which escaped the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic and their subsequent mortality experiences. Epidemiology and Infection, 141 2: 353-356. doi:10.1017/S0950268812000866

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Author Shanks G.D.
Brundage J.F.
Title Pacific islands which escaped the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic and their subsequent mortality experiences
Journal name Epidemiology and Infection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0950-2688
1469-4409
Publication date 2013-02-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0950268812000866
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 141
Issue 2
Start page 353
End page 356
Total pages 4
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract Very few Pacific islands escaped the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. Subsequent influenza epidemics in the established colonial outposts of American Samoa and New Caledonia infected many but killed very few persons whereas the extraordinarily isolated Niue, Rotuma, Jaliut and Yule islands experienced high mortality influenza epidemics (>3% of population) following 1918. These dichotomous outcomes indicate that previous influenza exposure and degree of epidemiological isolation were important mortality risk factors during influenza epidemics on Pacific islands.
Keyword Mortality
Pacific islands
pandemic influenza 1918
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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