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Smallpox Epidemic, Part XXV

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-02-08 (Smallpox epidemic)ONE CASE AT ALBANY

Is Reported to the State Board –
Cases in Jackson County.

One new case of smallpox was reported to the State Board of Health yesterday from Albany, Delaware county. Many men who are employed at Albany live in the town of Redkey, four miles away, and the Board of Health of that place has forbidden them to go to Albany.

Dr. Cummings, health officer of Jackson county, reports twenty-five cases of smallpox in that county, and says that every case, except one, came from Washington county. He says that in consequence of this every road leading from Washington county has been blocked with quarantine officers.

“One Case At Albany,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 8 February 1900, p. 8, col. 1; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 6 December 2014).