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This Day in Georgia History

October 11, 1918

Spanish Flu Cases Low in Atlanta

Spanish influenza cases remained relatively low in Atlanta, while the University of Georgia announced classes would resume October 21. Classes had been suspended October 7 as a precaution against the Spanish flu epidemic. For more information on the pandemic, see PBS’s The American Experience: Influenza 1918 website.

To view the report on the influenza epidemic in Georgia, see the Georgia Archives