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August 27, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(9):264-265. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420090026012

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The epidemic of Asiatic cholera in Russia continues its ravages in that country. More than 6,000 new cases have been reported almost every day for more than a month, with a mortality rate of nearly or more than half that number. Estimates based on official statistics indicate that more than 35,000 deaths from cholera have occurred in Russia during the present summer. The epidemic of choleriform diarrhœa in Paris has nearly disappeared. The disease was mainly in the suburbs, and almost wholly among the rag-pickers and those who were living under very bad hygienic conditions. The total number of deaths reported is about 400. The prevention of the further spread of the disease is due to the strict measures adopted by the government authorities.

In Berlin and other German cities and towns the most stringent sanitary measures have been adopted to prevent the disease obtaining a foothold in that country.

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