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  1. 1848
    Successive epidemics spread across U.S., Alaska, Hawai‘i
    In September, a series of deadly epidemics, including measles, whooping cough, and influenza, sweeps ...
  2. 1918–19
    ‘Spanish Influenza’ claims millions of lives
    American Indians and Alaska Natives are among the tens of millions who die in the Spanish Influenza ...
  3. 1923
    Tuberculosis identical among patients of different races
    The National Tuberculosis Association issues a paper stating that “tuberculosis attacks without racial ...
  4. 1979
    Diabetes at epidemic numbers in American Indian communities
    Nearly 17 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives have diabetes—the highest age-adjusted prevalence ...
  5. 1997
    Diabetes called greatest threat to American Indians since TB
    Congress creates the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, due to the disease’s emergence as one of ...