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Hancock County, IL Epidemics

Grip Reappears in Illinois.
Carthage, Ill., Oct. 1 La grippe has made its reappearance in this county and many people are seriously ill. The first fatality was at Hamilton, Mrs. Arnold, wife of William Arnold, city marshal, being the victim. Mr. Arnold nearly became insane with the disease last winter. Physicians say that much of the illness now prevalent is the result of la grippe. One woman was sent to the insane asylum lately who had suffered from the disease ten times.
[2 Oct 1890, Philadelphia Inquirer - submitted by K. Torp]

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