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Climate anomaly exacerbated WWI mortality and the Spanish flu pandemic – News-Medical.Net

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 24 2020
Scientists have spotted a once-in-a-century climate anomaly during World War I that likely increased mortality during the war and the influenza pandemic in the years that followed.
Well-documented torrential rains and unusually cold temperatures affected the outcomes of many major battles on the Western Front during the war years of 1914 to 1918. Most notably, the poor conditions played a role in the battles of Verdun and the Somme, during which mo…

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