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Smallpox Epidemic, Part XL

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-03-02 (Smallpox epidemic)LETTERS ARE RECEIVED
Containing Information About Health
Conditions Over the State.

A letter was received by the State Board of Health yesterday from Redkey, in which the writer complained to the state board that the local board of health was not exercising proper precaution in preventing the spread of contagious diseases.

Dr. Cox, health officer of Owen county, informed the state board that there had been no new cases of smallpox in that county outside of infected houses for more than three weeks. He says the disease has been kept out of all the trading centers, and as a consequence the business interests of the community did not suffer. He says the best of results have been obtained in that county through the hearty co-operation of the people.

“Letters Are Received,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 25 February 1900, p. 8, col. 1; 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).