|Fort Devens Hospital, Massachusetts (Click images to enlarge)|
|Men, sick with flu at Fort Devens, MA. For a period|
in the fall of 1918 deaths exceeded 100/day.
In Maynard, the first death attributed to influenza was
Patrick D. Meagher, Curate at St. Bridget's Church.
|Deaths from influenza continued into 1919 (not shown)|
The Town of Stow Annual Report listed 11 deaths from broncho or lobar pneumonia, the first occurring September 21, 1918. Population was 1,100 compared to Maynard's 7,000 so this would have also been around one percent.
|Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard, MA,|
monument for section with unmarked graves.
Flu vaccines protect against the three or four viruses (depending on vaccine) that research suggests will be most common. The CDC has already determined which strains will be used for the 2018-19 flu season: A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1), A/Singapore/ A(H3N2), B/Colorado/06/2017 and optionally, B/Phuket/3073/2013.