July 11, 1918, there appeared at an American rest camp in England the Fourth Casual Company, J. A. R. D., Camp Cody. Soon after its entrance to the camp several soldiers with fever were brought to Camp Hospital No. 34. At the time many cases of influenza were present among the soldiers who were passing through this camp, so that no special significance was attributed to the symptoms they presented. After a few days' observation the commanding officer of Camp Hospital No. 34 suspected that the cases might be typhoid fever. At about the same time the commanding officer of Camp Hospital No. 36 transferred a few patients to U. S. Base Hospital No. 204. Suspicion of typhoid fever was soon aroused, and blood cultures were ordered by the attending medical officer. The district sanitary officer of United States troops inspected the patients and took specimens of blood in all
HAWN CB, HOPKINS JD, MEADER FM. OUTBREAK OF TYPHOID FEVER AMONG AMERICAN TROOPS IN ENGLAND. JAMA. 1919;72(6):402–406. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610060016006
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