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October 31, 1908


JAMA. 1908;LI(18):1515-1516. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540180039007

Nine cases of yellow fever have developed at Saint Nazaire, a port at the mouth of the river Loire, about thirty-eight miles west of Nantes, France. The patients were sent to a hospital and five died. The American consul at Nantes reported1 that the disease was imported by a French steamship from Fort-de-France, Martinique, where there were forty-five cases, with eleven deaths, from June 27 to September 26. The cases at Saint Nazaire occurred ashore several days after the vessel had been given pratique and the passengers had landed.

It is a well-known fact that at various times yellow fever has gained a foothold in Europe. Its appearance in European ports on board vessels and at quarantine stations in the past has not been an unusual occurrence. The last cases previous to the present appearance at Saint Nazaire were in 1894 at Trieste, Austria, where two deaths occurred from

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