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The question of infection should concern us

August 18, 2012
By C. Paul Martin, M.D. , Marshall Independent

The following bit of medical history appeared in the "On this date" history column of the Independent a few days ago: "In 1878, Kate Bionda, a restaurant owner, dies of yellow fever in Memphis, Tenn., after a man who had escaped a quarantined steamboat visited her restaurant. The disease spread rapidly and the resulting epidemic emptied the city."



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