Scarlet Fever Increases

Title

Scarlet Fever Increases

Description

Newspaper article from the Public Ledger about the rising cases of scarlet fever in Philadelphia

Creator

Public Ledger

Source

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Date

February 15, 1925

Contributor

Kate MacDonald

Rights

Courtesy of Temple University Libraries

Text

SCARLET FEVER INCREASES
Disease is in Mild Form, Accounting for its Continued Spread
Notwithstanding that every effort has been made to check the outbreak of scarlet fever, the disease continues to spread. The disease is mid in form and on that account continues to prevail, as in many instances the services of physicians are not called upon.
During the last week only one death from this cause was reported to the Bureau of Health, whole 219 new cases were returned, an increase of twenty over the previous seven days.
The deaths in the city from all causes last week were 591, compared with 584 in the preceding week and 576 in the corresponding week of last year. Of the total deaths last week, 306 were males and 285 females.
New cases of contagious diseases reported were: Diphtheria, 92, an increase of 13; typhoid fever, 2, a decrease of 1, and smallpox, 2, an increase of 2.

Original Format

Paper

Files

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Citation

Public Ledger, “Scarlet Fever Increases,” Philly Immigration, accessed May 25, 2024, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/696.