“The Flu Then and Now: 1918 to 2018” exhibit

September 13, 2018 – December 31, 2018 all-day

Booth Library’s fall 2018 exhibit and program series provides historical information on the 1918 influenza pandemic as well as providing a current public health perspective on influenza.

Topics of contagion, vaccination and infection will be covered from a historical, medical and social perspective. The effect of the 1918 flu on EIU and Charleston will be highlighted. Coverage of the epidemic in the press will be explored. Local public health experts will cover measures taken to control future epidemics.

A full schedule of programs related to this topic also will be presented. For more information on this exhibit and program series, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/flu.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. It can be viewed anytime the library is open. Visit the library website for more details at www.library.eiu.edu

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