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—No new developments of importance have taken place in regard to either of these diseases during the past week. The Board of Health of San Francisco, fearing the introduction of cholera from China, has declared all Asiatic ports infected, and ordered all vessels arriving from such ports to undergo full quarantine. Many, failing to trace any positive evidences of the importation of cholera into Egypt, are beginning to discuss actively the question whether the present plague in that country is not a disease essentially different from the Asiatic cholera, and dependent on local causes. It is to be hoped that the many special commissions appointed or encouraged by the European governments, for investigating the nature of the present cholera epidemic in Egypt, will be sufficiently free from the influence of preconceived theories, to give reports embodying only plain and fully verified facts.
Cholera and Yellow Fever. JAMA. 1883;I(7):218–219. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390070026006
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