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This Day in Georgia History

October 01, 1918

Spanish Flu Hit Camp Hancock

Augusta’s Camp Hancock experienced an outbreak of the Spanish influenza then sweeping the nation. On Sept. 30, only two soldiers had been in the Camp Hancock infirmary. On Oct. 1, 716 showed up with flu-like symptoms - and it would get worse.

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