Smallpox Epidemic, Part LXII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-08 (Smallpox epidemic), p. 3DISEASE IN THE STATE.

Facts Contained in Reports to State
Board of Health.

Reports to the State Board of Health show the following facts concerning disease in the State during March, as compared with the previous month: Increased – Rheumatism, measles, tonsilities, influenza. Decrease – Pneumonia, bronchitis, intermittent fever, diarrhea, diphtheria, croup, typhoid fever, erysipelas, whooping cough, inflammation of the bowels. No material change – Consumption, peritonitis, scarlet fever, puerperal fever and cholera morbus. Smallpox was reported from the following counties: Posey, Washington, Greene, Marion, Clay, Jackson, Vanderburg and Gibson. There was a marked decrease of smallpox in March; until March 31 the total number of cases reported in the State was 56, as against 750 on Feb. 28.

The State Board of Health announces that the annual conference of the State health officers will be held in this city on May 8 and 9. The feature of the meeting will be a symposium on school hygiene.

“Disease in the State,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 8 April 1900, p. 3, col. 3; digital image, Chronicling America ( : accessed 3 February 2015).

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