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July 29, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(5):333. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510050037011

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An outbreak of yellow fever has occurred in New Orleans, chiefly among some Italian fruit handlers. Up to July 26 there had been 154 cases, with 34 deaths. It is with pleasure we record the fact that the local authorities and the United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service are working in perfect accord in their energetic efforts to stamp out the focus of infection, which appears to have slipped in quite unobserved from some Central American fruit steamer. At first all the cases were among Italians in the French quarter of the city, though on July 25 new cases were reported outside of the limits of the original outbreak. Of course the usual crop of quarantines has appeared among the gulf communities, but it is hoped that the rigors of former epidemics will not become necessary. An odd and wholly unprecedented feature of this outbreak is that Havana —once

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