Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fewer North Carolinians Dying of Typhoid Fever Thanks to Vaccinations, 1922

From the Feb. 23, 1922, issue of the Rockingham Post-Dispatch

Ten years ago typhoid fever was claiming in excess of 1,000 deaths each year in North Carolina. Last year the deaths only totaled 280. This reduction is due to the great work in the State Health Department in providing free vaccination. Through this agency, 130,000 persons were immunized last year. The campaign in Richmond county immunized 2,657.

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