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LtROSIN & ALPHA, Pu*bbsbrs
Subecription, $1.00 a year, pay
able in advance,
3saerd at the Pot-eoc« at Lafayette, La. as
..coae das. sails "..e.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1905.
It was believed at the begin
ning of yellow fever in New Or
leans that owing to the knowl
edge that the disease was trans
missible only by the mosquito,
quarantine restrictions would
not be of a nature to interrupt
commerce, and that frieght
could go from all points, even in
fected ones without hindrance,
and that passenger trafilc would
be continued under proper re
strictions as to health certifi
cates. At first it seemed as if
such would be the case; but
when the disease began to spread
and to.make its appearance out
side of New Orleans, confidence
in the mosquito theory weakened
and with the continued spread
has decreased until at present
quarantine restrictions have
reacheds stage where travel is
praotieally stopped. and freight
in some parts prohibited, re
salting In great hardships. Con
ditlons, however, show signs of
Improving, the strict quaran
tiaes being more or less modified,
and as the fever situation in New
Orleans and elsewhere Improves,
demonstrating that the author
1ie have control, conditions will
be still further bettered.
At the request of Gov. Blanch
atd and the citmsens of New Or
s. s, Hte hInerel government
hasrtaeoi charge of the entire
stlow fner situation eat this
Ant. has inspired comsiderahle
boa*d*eoe* which, we believe,
b" to a rearrangement of
wqmma e' .regslations. The
r at is fuily equipped to
assU omiese having the
~1tattlrity an expehleace,
ai4 It Is reasomable to believ
-.4. bean donep e aiu bs it
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RULES TO OBSERVE II YELLOW FEVER AND SUSGES
TIWO AS TO TREATMENT.
DSeagery Tr etmeet 1f the Sick Room.
1. Place under mosquito bar and keep patient so protected
from mosquitoes during the day and night for three full days, so
as to prevent infection of mosquitoes.
2. Screenopeningsof the room, doors, windows, transoms, etc.
8. Fumigate room with sulphur to destroy possibly infected
mosquitoes as early as possible after fourth day of fever.
Saultary Treatment of Neighborhoods to Prevent Spread of Fever
from Cases latroduced.
Destroy the only vehicles of infection-the stegomyia mos
Pour into each cistern a cupful of kerosene or insurance oil,
and if the cistern be not screened repeat this every week. Pour
oil from several points so as to spread it.
Pour oil to cover surface of every collection of water not
stocked with fish or removable by drainage.
After this cutting of the source of supply, fumigate all rooms
to kill adult mosquitoes.
Sulphur burned in an iron pot is the surest way, and if used
in proper quantity will not injure fabrics or colors. One pound to
an average room is sufficient if room be closed, and one hour is
long enough in ordinary cases. The fumes of sulphur will not
remain long, and household ammonia sprinkled about the room
will hasten their departure. Sulphur candles for fumigation are
sold by druggists.
The fumigation may be done in the morning. and the room.
will be free of odor by night, and it should be done preferably in
dry weather. Do not neglect the down-stairs rooms in two-ptory
Other methods of fumigation may be adopted, such as burning
of pyrethrun or insect powder, which is not unpleasant, or the
volatilizing of liquid chemical preparations, or the spraying of
liquids prepared for the purpose, but sulphur is the most certain
Yellow fever is not a filth disease and ordinary sanitary
cleanliness is not effective against it. The removal of filth is
commendable at all times, but for the prevention of yellow fever
is energy misdirected. The removal of mosquitoes for this pur
pose is energy scientifically applied.
Treatment of the Patient.
Medical treatment should whenever possible be directed by a
physician, but when a physician is not immediately available the
following points in treatment should be kept in mind.
To relieve headache and fever, cold ablIi~tlhis to the head
may be employed.
To promote action of skin cover with blanket and give hot
footbath, with or without mustard. To encourage action of
klNOqs give water to drink at. frequent intervals and in small
quantities. Use alkalin waters, vichy, seltaer water, etc. Give
watermelon juice. To allay nausea give small pieces of ice to
dissolve 1n mouth..
Do not give solid food of any kind during several days and
teed on milk, principally. An empty stomach is better than a
disterbed one, and tood will not nourish uuless digested. The
-ed wl u as aI" 4 .
Zsep In bed sad do not allow patient to sit up. The main
part of the treatment of yellow Fever is to avoid doing harm.
Gat a doctor as soon as possible and expect from him much
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