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September 4, 1943

Medical News

JAMA. 1943;123(1):45-48. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840360047016

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New Director of Laboratories.—  William H. Gaub, C.P.H., U. S. Public Health Service, has been lent to the Colorado State Board of Health to serve as director of the division of laboratories, following the resignation of Dr. Frances M. McConnell-Mills, Denver.

Plague in Rodents in Eastern Colorado.—  On July 5 fleas obtained from black tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) secured in Larimer County 5 miles northwest of Wellington were proved by animal and microscopic examination to be infected with plague. This is said to be the first indication of plague infection in eastern Colorado. According to the state board of health, this is the second instance in which plague has been found in Colorado fleas obtained from rodents, the other instance being on the western slope. The state board reports no cases of plague in human beings have thus far been recorded in Colorado.


Personal.—  Dr. James F.

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