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July 7, 1906


Author Affiliations

Passed Assistant Surgeon U. S. Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service. HAVANA, CUBA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(1):11-14. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210010011001b

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The control of epidemics of yellow fever has resolved itself into a very simple method, that of adopting measures based on the doctrine of the transmission of yellow fever by means of the stegomyia mosquito alone.

During the past summer a number of instances occurred in which an epidemic was controlled long before cold weather set in, but was not entirely eradicated. To entirely eradicate the disease from a commuity requires a prolonged campaign on the same lines and often waits for the aid of winter weather so inimical to the life of the mosquito.

It was my province to advise authorities in fever-stricken communities as to the best methods to be adopted in order to prevent an epidemic. In this it was always advisable to enlist the co-operation of the public, and for this purpose lectures were given explaining the method of spread of this disease by means of

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