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Smallpox In Illinois
Cases Reported at Brooklyn, Massac county, and Unionville.
Springfield, Ills., April 18 - Dr. J.A. Eagan, secretary of the state board of health, this morning received a telegram from Dr. Sullivan, a member of the board, stating that there were three well defined cases of smallpox at Brooklyn, Massac county, and that a pest house had been built and all measures to prevent the spread of the disease had been taken. Dr. Sullivan reports that three suspected cases had proved to be measles. Metropolis has quarantined against Brooklyn and Unionville, where there are said to be several cases of genuine small pox.

(April 19, 1899, The Daily Review, Decatur Illinois -- Submitted by S. Williams)

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