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Okak, Labrador, ca. 1884 to 1902
Okak, Labrador, ca. 1884 to 1902.

The Spanish influenza appeared at the Inuit community of Okak in November 1918 after a supply ship arrived there carrying at least one infected crewmember. By the end of that year, the virus had killed 204 of Okak's 263 residents.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 345 1.01.017), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.
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