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Influenza advice (2nd of 2)

Influenza advice

Serious influenza epidemics occurred in Māori communities until the 1940s. This poster in Māori, issued by the Health Department in 1924, warns of the dangers of influenza and gives advice on patient care.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Ian Pool, 'Death rates and life expectancy - Māori epidemiological transition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2021)

Story by Ian Pool, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 14 Mar 2019