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October 7, 1905

LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM THE PRESENT OUTBREAK OF YELLOW FEVER IN LOUISIANA.

Author Affiliations

Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Army. WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(15):1079-1081. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510150043002k
Abstract

The present seems to be a suitable occasion to invite attention to several points in connection with the epidemic occurrence of yellow fever in the United States at the present as well as at other times. In the discussion of the symposium on yellow fever at the meeting of the American Public Health Association in Washington in 1903, I called attention1 to the necessity during the epidemic season for requiring physicians, in cities where yellow fever is prevailing or likely to prevail, to report promptly to the authorities all cases of fever of any kind coming to their notice. This is necessary in order that there may be no delay in the institution of proper measures to protect the community against extension of the disease if it be yellow fever, for this extension will almost surely take place in the more southern latitudes if the patients are not protected

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