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Contributed by Cathy_Labath

Description: Some New Cases

Date: February 28 1901

Newspaper published in: Davenport

They are Among People who Have Been Quarantined
Authorities Consider the Fact That No New Homes are Represented as Very Fortunate.

There are three new cases of the mild form of smallpox in the city, although there are no new places to quarantine. The cases have developed in homes that were quarantined and for that reason there is no indication that the disease is spreading. In the home of Mrs. Ed Larkins of 541 Mississippi avenue, there are two little sufferers of the disease. They are Thomas, four years old, and Fanny, three years old. This is the home where Albert Cook was quarantined. The eruptions appeared on the faces of the children on February 24 and were not reported until this morning. Both of these children were vaccinated at the time of discovery that Cook had the disease. They had never been vaccinated before. They have developed the disease just 16 days after they were first exposed to it. The form of the disease as developed is mild.

At the Bennett Home

The other one of the three cases reported this morning is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Bennett, 1118 East Thirteenth street, where Ashton Bennett, the two year old son, has been taken ill with the disease. He, too, never was vaccinated until after he was exposed to the disease. The case developed is a very mild one. There is no surprise that there are additional cases developing in the quarantined homes. The fact that the news cases are mostly confined to the quarantined homes is a good indication that the disease is not spreading in the city and that all danger of its spreading is past.

Submitted: 05/27/05

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