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Japan's 1918 Pandemic Prevention Posters

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Roughly 100 years ago the 1918 pandemic, also known as the Spanish Flu, ravaged the world, infecting one-third of the planet’s population. Despite a significant lack of travel compared to today, even as an island nation Japan was not immune. So in an attempt to educate the public and prevent further infections, a now-defunct branch of the Japanese government known as the Central Sanitary Bureau released a manual that detailed what the flu was and how to deal with it.

Spoon & Tamago has found these amazing posters which give us a look back in time at the last major world pandemic. Check them out via the link below.