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May 7, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(19):1224-1225. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490640034014

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We recently had occasion to refer to the good work of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service in suppressing yellow fever in Texas last fall, and to the active prophylactic campaign now being carried on to prevent the recrudescence of the fever. From the amount and character of the work done by these officers, as shown by recent numbers of the weekly public-health reports, it is evident that the danger of an epidemic of yellow fever in southern Texas is being materially lessened daily. Although the last case declared to be yellow fever in Laredo was noted March 14, a complete house-to-house inspection of the entire city was made daily until April 18. This house-to-house inspection, in which the city was divided into thirty districts and each district inspected once every twenty-four hours, enabled the inspectors to discover and screen promptly all cases of fever, and thus eliminate the possibility

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