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October 6, 1883

Progress of Infectious Diseases.

JAMA. 1883;I(13):399. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390130019004

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—While the prevalence of cholera in Egypt and India is decreasing, and the danger of outbreaks of yellow fever in our Southern and Southeastern ports daily diminishing for the present season, a marked increase in the prevalence of typhoid fever is taking place in New York city and its suburbs, as well as in many other cities and sections of the country. The Sanitary Superintendent of that city states that up to the 1st of September of the present year there had occurred 539 cases of the fever, while for the same period of 1882 the number was only 304. No satisfactory explanation has yet been given concerning the cause or causes giving rise to the increase of typhoid fever in New York city or its vicinity.

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