FIRST CASE OF DIPHTHERIA
Posted By: STurner (email)
Date: 11/21/2018 at 18:40:05
Edward Eugene Carlson Passed Away
Yesterday Afternoon at His
Home on First
THE BOARD OF HEALTH
Will Attempt to Ascertain the Origin
of the First Case - Will Protect
Yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at the family residence, 302 South First street occurred the death of Edward Eugene, the six year, seven month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Edward Carlson. The death of the young lad was the result of laryngeal diphtheria and came after only a few days illness.
The first evidence of his sickness was known to the family last Sunday evening when the lad complained of sore throat. When a doctor was summoned diphtheria symptoms were shown and he became seriously ill. His decline was rapid and he lingered but a few days.
He attended the Wells school and was born on March 23, 1902.
Protection Against Disease.
Great precaution is being taken against the spreading of the disease. The house was quarantined and several rooms of the Wells school fumigated. The case has been taken up by the board of health and it is probable that City Physician Dimond will make a thorough investigation of that part of the city in order to ascertain if possible the origin of this case.
Diphtheria is one of the most contagious of diseases and the doctors of the city feel that precaution should be taken to protect against an epidemic.
Teachers of the schools of the city have been instructed to have all sore throat cases investigated as soon as it becomes known that any of the pupils are troubled in this manner.
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