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NO 17
U. S. Publio Health Service Issues
Official Health Bulletin
on Influenza.
Epidemic Probably Not Spanish In
Origin—Germ Still Unknown—Peo
ple Should Guard Against "Droplet
Infection"—Surgeon General Blue
Makes Authoritative Statement.
Washington, D. C.—(Special)—Al
though King Alfonso of Spain was
one of tho victims of the Influenza epi
demic In 1803 and again this summer,
Spanish authorities repudiate any
claim to Influenza as a "Spanish" dis
ease. If the people of this country do
not take care the epidemic will be
come so widespread throughout the
United St&teB that soon wo shall hear
the disease called "Amerlcnu" Influ
In response to a request for definite
Information concerning Spanish Influ
enza, Surgeon General Rupert Blue of
the U. S. Public Health Service has
authorized the following official inter
view :
What Is Spanish Inf!uenza7 It It
something new? Does It come from
"The disease now occurring In this
country and called 'Spanish Influen
za' resembles a very contagious kind
of 'cold,' accompanied by fever, pains
Coughs and Sneezes
Spread Diseases
As Dangerous as Poison Cas Shells
In the head, eyes, ears, back or other
parts of the body and a feeling of se
vere sickness. In most of the cases the
symptoms disappear after three or four
days, tho patient then rapidly recover
ing. Some of the patients, however,
develop pneumonia, uor Inflammation
of the ear, or meningitis, and many of
these complicated cases die. Whether
this so-called 'Spanish' influenza Is
Identical with tho epidemics of Influen
za of earlier years is not yet known.
"Epidemics of Influenza have visited
this country since 1647. It Is interest
ing to know that this first epidemic
wns brought hero from Valencia,
kpaln. ' Since that time there have
been numerous epidemics of the dis
pose. In 18S9 hnd 1800 an epidemic
of Influenza, starting somewhere In the
Orient, spread first to Russia and
thence over practically the entire civ
ilized world. Three years later there
was another flare-up of the disease.
Both times (he epidemic spread wide
ly over the United States.
Although the present epidemic Is
called 'Spanish Influenza,' there is no
reason to believe that it originated in
bpaln. Some writers who have studied
the question believe that the epidemic
came from the Orient and they call at
tention to the fact that the Germans
nention Ule disease as occurring along
o eastern front in the summer and
U of 1017,"
How can "Spanish Influenza" bs roc
There Is as yet no ccrtnln way In
nieh a single case of 'Spanish Influ
za can be recognized. On the oth
V in nd, recognition is easy where
ere Is n group of coses. In contrast
he outbreaks of ordinary coughs
... colds, which usually occur In the
d months, epidemics of Influenza
h, 3 L U M CUr nt any season of the year,
nus the present epidemic raged most
tensely t n Europe in May, June and
;■ moreover, in the case of ordi
C0 " 8 ' tlle General symptoms
» pain, depression) are by no
ans as severe or as Budden In their
* " they are In Influenza. Final
-inrh n ,? ry cold ® do not .spread
Jf" t . he , community so rapidly or
extensively as does influenza.
in«* 1 ca,es n P* r «on taken sick
influenza feels sick rather sud-
Ue 'eels weak, has pains In the
ears, head or back, and may be
an over. Many patients feel
Ï! " me , »»«nit Most of tbe pa-
»complain of feeling chilly, and
J~'. 8 ComM a f *»er-in which tho
Perature rises to 100 to 104. In
coses the pulse remains relattve-
- «ppenriançe_onâ la. Struck,by the
fact that the patient' looks slckT His
eyes and the inner side of his eyelids
may be slightly 'bloodshot.* or 'con
gested, as the doctors say. Thera
may be running from the nose, or
thero may be some cough. These signs
of a cold may not be marked; never
theless the patient looks and feels very
"In addition to the appearance and
the symptoms as already described
examination of the patient's blood may
aid the physician In recognizing 'Span
ish Influenza, 1 for It lias beeu found
that In this disease the number of
white corpuscles shows little or no in
crease above the normal. It is possi
ble that tlie laboratory Investigations
now being made through the National
Research Council nnd the United
States Hygienic Laboratory will fur
nish a more certain way in which Indi
vidual cuses of this disease can be
What Is the course of the disease?
Do people die of It?
"Ordinarily, the fever lasts from
three to four days and the patient re
covers. But while tho proportion of
deaths in the present epidemic has
generally been low, In some places the
outbreak has been severe and deaths
have been numerous. When death oc
curs It Is usually the result of a com
What causes the diseaae and how la
it spread?
"Bacteriologists who have studied In
fluenza epidemics in the past have
found In many of the cases a very
Small rod-shaped germ called, after its
discoverer, Pfeiffer's bacillus. In other
cases of apparently the same kind of
disease there were found pneumococci,
the germs of lobar pneumonia. Still
others have been caused by strepto
cocci, and by others germs with long
"No matter what particular kind of
germ causes tho epidemic, It is now
.b.elleved that. Influenza is always
spread from person to person, the
germs being carried with tbe atr along
with the very small droplets of mucus,
expelled by coughing or sneezing,
forceful talking, and the like by one
who already has the germs of the dis
ease. They may also be carried about
in the air in the form of dust coming
from dried mucus, from coughing nnd
sneezing, or from careless people who
spit on tho floor and on the sidewalk.
As tn most other catcbiug diseases, a
person who has only a mild attack of
the disease himself may give a very
severe attack to others."
What should be done by those who
catch the disease?
"It is very important that every per
son who becomes sick with Influenza
should go home at once nnd go to bed.
This will help keep away dangerous
complications and will, nt the same
time, keep the patient from scattering
the disease far and wide. It is highly
desirable that no one be allowed to
sleep in tho same room with the pa
tient. In fact, no one but the nurse
should be allowed in the room.
"If there Is cough and sputum or
running of the eyes and nose, care
should be taken that all such dis
charges are collected on bits of gauze
or rag or paper nnpklns and burned.
If the patient complains of fever and
headache, he should be given water to
drink, a cold compress to the forehead
and a light sponge. Only such medi
cine should be given as is prescribed
by the doctor. It is foolish to ask the
druggist lo prescribe nnd may be dan
gerous to take tlie so-called 'safe, sure
nnd harmless' remedies advertised by
patent medicine manufacturers.
"If the patient Is so situated that he
can bo attended only by some one who
must also look after others in tho fam
ily, it is advisable that such attendant
wear n wrapper, apron or gown over
the ordinary house clothes while in the
sick room and slip this off when leav
ing to look after the others.
"Nurses and attendants will do well
to guard against breathing in danger
ous disease germs by wearing a simple
fold of gauss or mask while near the
Will s person who has had Influenza
before catch the disease again?
"It Is well known that an attack of
measles or scarlet fever or smallpox
usually protects a person ngainst an
other attack of the same disease. This
appears not to bo true of 'Spanish In
fluenza.' According to newspaper re
ports the King of Spain suffered an
nttnek of influenza during tho epi
demic thirty years ngo, and was again
stricken during the recent outbreak In
How can one guard against Influ
"In guarding against disease of all
kinds, It is Important that the body be
kept strong and able to light off dis
ease germs. This can be done by hav
ing a proper proportion of work, play
and rest, by keeping the body well
clothed, and by eating sufficient whole
some and properly selected food. In
connection with diet, it Is well to re
member that milk Is one of the best
all-around foods obtainable for adults
os well as children. So far as a dis
ease like Influenza Is concerned, health
authorities everywhere recognize the
very doso relation between Its spread
and overcrowded homes. While it Is
not always possible, especially In
limes like the present, to avoid, auch
MES AT ». $.
Harry A. Bullock, bro
ther of Mrs. M. A. Dill
ingham, died last Sun- '
day evening at Camp
Fremont, California, af
ter an illness of but two
days from Spanish Influ
enza. The remains will
be brought to his home
at Salmon and are ex
pected to arrive there
The young man saw
his duty to his country
and enlisted in its ser
vice some three months
ago and while not being
stricken by a Hun bul
let, he nevertheless died
in his country's service
—made the last Supreme
Sacrifice. The military
ritual will be used ia the
burial service which will
be conducted by the Sal
mon Council of Defense.
Harry will be remem
bered by many of our
citizens, he having visit
ed here several weeks in
the past year.
Sympathy is extended
the aged parents.
Piano and Player lor Sale
We offer for immediate sale at
a substantial reduction in price
a new piano and player which
we have in the vicinity of Ohal
lis- Quality guaranteed. Lib
eral terms to a responsible par
ty. For particulars write Con
solidated Music Company, Salt
Lake City, Utah.
See Hudlow & Baxter for the
best in the hardware line. We
handle nothing but hardware,
implements, etc-—it is our spec
ialty, not a 'side line" with us—
we are therefore able to save j ou
money on guaranteed goods
Election Ban
November 5th, 1918
Supper by the ladiee . .
' * Returns flashed on screen
at both show and dance
Arrangements made [for
outside returns ....
Old Fashioned waltzes
and two-steps . ... ^
overcrowJing, people should consider
tho health danger and make every
effort to reduce the home overcrowd
ing to a minimum. The value of fresh
nlr through open windows cannot be
over emphasized.
"When crowding Is unavoidable, ns
in street cars, care should be taken to
keep tho face so turned as not to In
hale directly the air breathed out by
another person.
"It Is especially Important to be
ware of the person who coughs or
sneezes without covering his mouth
and nose. It also follows that one
should keep out of crowds and stuffy
places as much as possible, keep
homes, offices and workshops well
aired, spend some time out of doors
each day, walk to work If at all prac
ticable—In short, make every possible
effort to breathe as much pure air as
"In all health matters follow the ad
vice of your doctor and obey the regu
lations of your local and state health
"Cover up each cough and sneeze,
If you don't you'll spread disease." ,
In France
Dear Mother;
Certain events have made
it impossible for me to write
sooner and I suppose you
will think the worst has
happened. Everything has
been on the go here night
and day. Was in one big
battle not' long ago. Sure
Avas a lively time and work
ed night and day. The bar
rage firing of the great guns
was one continual roar, sha
king everything around.
The roads were filled with
traffic ahd Red Cross ambu
lances. It was a great sight
at night, the sky a continu
al flash of red and great
search lights searching for
aircraft. We arrived a few
days ago on another battle
line. Enough to say these
are sights one will never for
get. I saw trees over two
feet through shot off by the
great shells. Also the vil
lages a ruin of stones, more
goods scattered around than
the homes and stores of Mac
kay and Challis have on
hand. Ruined and deserted
small cities; big fields of ri
pened grain with no one bar
A*esting them. They do not
have the great fields we
have in the States, but the
grain beats any for size and
thickness I have eVer seen.
I do not know when you
will receive this, those who
are not here do not under
stand. We move any time
night or day and sometimes
in a great rush. Have eaten
and slept with all the odors
of the battlefield days old
near by. The bo}*s of the U.
S. A. hav'e gi\*en them hell.
The U. S. soldier has proven
that he is as good as he used
to lie when they fought in
'7(5 and under Lee and Grant
They have had the Hun on
the run for several days. We
made a trip not long ago—
two days of many long miles
and two days of box car
rides. We had the rolling
kitchen on the big flat car
and cooked and served meals
We saw great numbers of
soldiers and many long
trains of Red Cross hospital
cars, fine U. S. made cars.
Was within a mile of Par
is. It was quite a treat J.o
me. Although very weary
from marching and work, it
was good to be away from
the front for a short time.
Say hello to your friends
and mine.
Please God a short time
until we fix our enemies—
then home.
Your loving son,
Those wishing to have meats
cured should place their order
with the City Meat Market not
later than the first of November.
Camp F'remont, Cal.
Dear Folks:
How are all of you? I am
feeling fine. I am in the big
Y. M. C. A. at Palo Alto
writing. I guess that we
will leave for overseas before
long. We have our heavj'
clothing. Tomorrow we are
going out to target range to
see if we could shoot a Hun.
I don't think I'll ever get a
chance but would sure like
to be able to sa}*, "Well, I
got one, anyway."
I was to a show at Menlo
Park last night and all of a
sudden bells began to ring
and people to shout that
Austria had quit the \\-ar
and Germany had. come to
Wilson's peace terms. If so7
I'll be home by spring any
This is a fine place. Moun
tains all around like at home
only the timber is oak. Peo
ple are planting gardens,
grain is coming up. Seems
funny to me.
Well, I like the army pret
ty well now and I have done
everything from being on K.
P. and making garden (be
fore being assigned to a Co)
guarding headquarters to
drilling new men. I'm glad
I am here. I'll have a lot to
tell you when I get home. I
won't be like those.who stay
at home and be 6orry after
We get all we want to eat
EA*erj*thing is put on the ta
ble like at home. There are
hundreds of men drilling on
It '* pf* „</
A bank account not only pro* j
tects your money against theft r
and loss, but also protects it *
against temptation to spend.
Every man owes himself and
his family the protection of a
savings account in a good sub- *
stantial bank like this one.
Why not start in a small
way and save eveiy pay day?
Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow
& L REECE, Preat. E. W. HOVEY, Cashier
E. J. MICHAEL, V.Preat. H. E. HAWORTH. Azat. Cash
the same field we are on. All
read\* for France. They look
great marching with their
gas masks on. We have our
guns and bayonets.
I am in the company John
Ackerman is in. There are
200 men in the company and
are all about the same size.
The officers say it is the best
company in camp. We drill
eight hours a day. We walk
out to the field—sev.en miles
out, and ride bac):. There
are 40,000 men here! Guess
we are for the spring drive.
My officers told me today
that I am the best man in
my company and I guess
they think so when they let
me drill new men.
I felt pretty proud, I could
be a corporal but don't care
to. A first-class private is
good enough for me. There
are all kinds of men here.
Some don't care what they
do so they get the day in.
That kind are in the guard
house much of the time.
If we are here I expect to
spend Sunday Avith Mr.
Drake's folks. My, they are
nice people,
There is going to be a par
ade here Saturday by all the
trained soldiers. Verne Jvie
and I Avere sure glad to see
The Messenger.
While I was doing my
AA-ashing one of the boys
came and told AA*e there was
a packrge in the Y for me. I
nearly broke my neck going
to see. Sure enough there
Avas. The eats Avere sure
fine, best I've had since I've
been nere.
I'll be glad to hear from
anyone I know* who cares to
write. Love to all. Homer
62nd Inf., Co. L.

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