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Smallpox Epidemic, Part XXVI

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-02-09 (Smallpox epidemic)BETTER CONDITIONS
Prevail at Clay City Now in Regard
to Smallpox

The State Board of Health received a letter from Dr. Modesitt, health officer of Clay City, in which he states that the local Board of Health is gradually conquering the epidemic, and he thinks it will only be a short time until the disease will be thoroughly eradicated from the town. As evidence of the good work that has been done by a close observance of the quarantine laws, Dr. Modesitt states that, on Jan. 25, there were sixty-five houses which were quarantined in Clay City, and one hundred patients, whereas, on Feb. 8, there were but forty houses quarantined, with seventy-one cases.

Four Cases at Albany

Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
PORTLAND, Ind., Feb. 8. – At a conference of the City Council, School Board and county and city health officers, held in the Council room to-day, measures were taken to have a rigid quarantine in effect against the town of Albany, where four cases of smallpox are said to exist. The School Board was also directed to have all pupils vaccinated. Two persons – Mrs. Guy Gilbert and Miss Clara Smith – have come in from Albany, both being placed in quarantine until all danger of contagion is past. Officers have been posted to watch the trains and roads.

“Better Conditions,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 8 February 1900, p. 8, col. 4; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 6 December 2014).

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).

Smallpox Epidemic, Part XXIV

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-02-07 (Smallpox epidemic)SMALLPOX ECHOES

Come to the Health Board from Va-
rious Parts of the State.

Dr. W. H. Cole, secretary of the Green county board of health, in a communication to the State Board of Health, said that the Green County Council had appropriated sufficient money to enable the board of health to take all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease. He says that there are no new cases reported since Feb. 2.

Dr. Newlin, the health officer of Madison county, reports that there are eight cases of smallpox which have been quarantined in the county. One new case in Madison county as developed yesterday.

Dr. Gautz, health officer of Saline City, Clay county, says in his report to the State board that there is only one new case in the town, but the disease is raging in epidemic form in the country immediately surrounding the town. He says he has no hope of exterminating the epidemic, except through vaccination, and unless the people comply with the wishes of the board of health in this respect the disease will probably linger until next June.

Three new cases of smallpox are reported from Albany, Delaware county, and the people in Jay county, which immediately adjoins Delaware, are taking prompt action in enforcing the quarantine law.

Two Smallpox Cases at Albany

Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 6. – Two cases of smallpox have been reported from Albany, in the families of Elijah Morton and Daniel Doughty, where a child in each family has the disease. The cases are thoroughly isolated, and there is no cause for alarm.

“Smallpox Echoes,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 7 February 1900, p. 8, col. 5-6; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 6 December 2014).