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PUBLIC HEAJLTH REPORTS. 



UNITED STATES. 

[Reports to the Surgeon-General, Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service.] 

Conditions at New Her la, La. — No new cases of yellow fever at New 

Iberia, La. 

A case of 3'ellow fever at New Iberia, La., having been reported, 
August 19, by Dr. C. H. Irion, the president of the Louisiana State board 
of health, Surgeon Guiteras was directed by the Bureau, August 23, 
to proceed to New Iberia and report on the conditions existing there 
and the measures taken to prevent spread of the disease. 

On August 24 and 25, Doctor Irion informed the Bureau that no 
new cases had occurred and that general fumigation was in progress. 

On August 27 Surgeon Guiteras reported as follows: 

No new cases since initial one. Source of infection undetermined. 
Danger of spread slight. Situation well in hand. Effective isolation 
and disinfection of infected territory. It is proposed to fumigate all 
houses in city. Work one-fourth completed, including infected and 
surrounding territory. Water containers oiled. Stegomyia fairly 
numerous. Railroad instructed not to issue tickets from Iberia. 
Free communication between town and Iberia Parish. No excite- 
ment or apprehension. 

Report from Gulf quarantine, Mississippi — Malarial fever on schooner 
Llizabeth Dantzler from Colon. 

Passed Assistant Surgeon Wille reports, August 21, as follows: 
The American schooner Elizabeth Dantzler, from Colon, arrived at 
this station yesterday with entire crew sick with sestivo-autumnal 
malarial fever of a severe type. The master of the vessel died en 
route on the 1 8th instant and was buried at sea. 

Report from Fort Monroe, Va. — Case of suspicious sickness on steam- 
ship Elswick Lodge, from, Tampico. 

Assistant Surgeon Collins reports as follows: 

August 26. Elswick Lodge was fumigated yesterday. Has case 
now under observation. Diagnosis not determined. Agents propose 
to send ship and crew at once to Delaware Breakwater. Request 
instructions as to permitting this. 

On August 28 the Bureau telegraphed Assistant Surgeon Collins as 
follows: 

Allow Elswick Lodge proceed Breakwater. Send full clinical his- 
tory with ship and give only limited discharge from quarantine. 
Report departure to Bureau. 

On the same date Assistant Surgeon Bahrenberg^ at Delaware Break- 
water Quarantine, was instructed as follows: 

Steamship Elswick Lodge will arrive with case suspicious illness on 
board from Fort Monroe. Hold, observe, and report. 

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