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This Day in Georgia History

October 05, 1918

Spanish Flu Ravaged Camp Hancock

Four days after the initial breakout of two cases of Spanish influenza, Augusta’s Camp Hancock reported 3,000 cases of the flu. Already, 52 soldiers had died of the disease. Furthermore, the epidemic had now spread off base with 47 cases reported in the Augusta area.

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