German Measles Keep Many Tots Indoors
- Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Jun 1914, p. 3
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Several Wilmette children, victims of German measles, a slight epidemic of which started at the New Trier High School last week, are being housed this torrid weather and deprived of the pleasure of seeking a cool spot or a swim in the lake. In several families cases have been reported during the last week and the Health Commissioner Moore has been busy seeing that quarantine is established.
The spread of the disease surprised the officials. The first report that an epidemic existed here was received by the health commissioner the latter part of the week. The origin of the case was traced to the high school but only after several children had been exposed. Then, one by one, smaller children in families where the high school pupils had carried home the infection, were taken down with the illness. Now more than a dozen cases exist in almost as many local families.
One consolation gained in the latest epidemic is tha German measles is only a mild form of the disease and unless complications arise or the patient suffers a relapse, is soon over. With every new case reported under quarantine it is thought that the epidemic will be held well in check.
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- Epidemic of disease starts at high school and spreads to this village.
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- 11 Jun 1914
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Illinois, United States
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