1928: Six New Cases of Smallpox Are Reported

Four of the Day’s Total in Middletown, One in Moodus, and One in Cromwell — Few More Expected.

Middletown, Jan. 17 (Special) — Six new cases of smallpox were reported today by the health authorities, who continued the work of investigating all suspected cases.  Four of the new cases are in this city, one in Moodus and one in Cromwell.

The authorities again said that the epidemic, except for a few cases still to be investigated, is practically at a standstill here, with the large number of vaccinations aiding in checking the disease, which threatened last week to assume alarming proportions.

A public clinic was held at the Town Hall this afternoon from three to five o’clock and several hundred persons, most of them children, were vaccinated. Local factories also reported today that a majority of their employees had been vaccinated. …

From the Hartford Courant, Jan. 18, 1928.
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