The Spanish flu in Denmark.

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The Spanish flu in Denmark. / Kolte, Ida Viktoria; Skinhøj, Peter; Keiding, Niels; Lynge, Elsebeth.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 40, No. 6-7, 2008, p. 538-46.

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Kolte, IV, Skinhøj, P, Keiding, N & Lynge, E 2008, 'The Spanish flu in Denmark.', Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 40, no. 6-7, pp. 538-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/00365540701870903

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Kolte, I. V., Skinhøj, P., Keiding, N., & Lynge, E. (2008). The Spanish flu in Denmark. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 40(6-7), 538-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/00365540701870903

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Kolte IV, Skinhøj P, Keiding N, Lynge E. The Spanish flu in Denmark. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2008;40(6-7):538-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/00365540701870903

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Kolte, Ida Viktoria ; Skinhøj, Peter ; Keiding, Niels ; Lynge, Elsebeth. / The Spanish flu in Denmark. In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2008 ; Vol. 40, No. 6-7. pp. 538-46.

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