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October 15, 1904

SUCCESS OF PROPHYLACTIC CAMPAIGN AGAINST YELLOW FEVER IN TEXAS.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(16):1149-1150. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500160051007

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Abstract

We made reference last May to the yellow-fever situation on the Texas-Mexican border, and to the good work which was being done by the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service, co-operating with the state health authorities of Texas and with the health authorities of Mexico, in preventing the recrudescence of the fever.

The usually accepted season for the appearance of yellow fever having passed, it is gratifying to note that there have been no cases of yellow fever along the Rio Grande during the present year. This result is in striking contrast with the history of epidemics of yellow fever in preceding years, when a greater or less number of cases denominated sporadic, for want of a better term, have always appeared in years succeeding an epidemic outbreak. The outcome is a cause for congratuation, but required much care and labor. For more than six weeks

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