News of local cases of typhoid fever prompted alarm and warnings to boil water while tests were undertaken.
Typhoid fever is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection spread through contaminated water, food or drink (or close contact with someone infected). Symptoms include high fever, headache, abdominal pain and rose-colored spots. Its incidence in the U.S. was finally on the decline from the first decade of the 1900s, which featured several deadly outbreaks, due to improved sanitation and the increased use of a vaccine developed in 1909.
Staff Picks: What to Watch this Weekend
Nini's Binge: Foyle's War
As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. The later series see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.
You may have already seen this old PBS series. But if not, and you love a good detective show, you might really enjoy this! My mom was a young teenager growing up in German occupied Holland during WWII. She was sent to England to be fed after the war with several Dutch children who were also malnourished. The English people were so kind and generous in spite of everything they'd been through. I'm enjoying it not just because I have a little crush on Michael Kitchen, but because it brings me a little closer to my mom's experience, too. I found it on Amazon Prime.
Last week's favorites:
Sally Bartholomew Downey: "I love Spring!"
Libby Cov: Nice path. Now do the driveway.
Britt Callahan: Here Kitty Kitty?
Randy Merrily Steffen: Go south young man!
William Westfall: A cold one at The Lantern you say?
Vicki Christofalos Kennedy: I swear my sister was just here.
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