Epidemics News Items from Local Newspapers

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 9, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 TWO MORE TYPHOID CASES ARE REPORTED
Two more cases of typhoid fever have been reported this week.  These are in addition to the five cases reported in last week's paper.  The new cases are:  Charles Hudson, son of Joel Hudson, of near Hamilton's store and Thomas Bacon, colored, son of A.J. Bacon, 8 miles south of Keysville, on highway.
Clyde R. Harvill


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, August 2, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 NAMES OF THOSE IN COUNTY WITH TYPHOID
Persons having typhoid fever in the County at the present time with their place of residence.
Gladys Bailey, daughter Flavious Bailey, one mile south of Keysville.
Roger Thompson, Jr., colored, son of Rodger Thompson, in south part of Keysville.
Mary Elam, colored wife of Willie Elam, near Hamilton's store.
Moss Carwile, son of Earley Carwile, 1 mile south of Madisonville.
Ellwood Randall, colored, son of Harriet Randall, 1 mile north of Madisonville.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, September 7, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Charlotte County Schools To Open Wednesday September 20th
Since the County Board of Health has ordered, that children under sixteen years of age and younger may not assemble in public gatherings, the schools of the county cannot open during this period; therefore, all schools of the county will open Wednesday, September 20, at 9 a.m. with a full schedule on the first day.  Teachers will meet at the high schools on Tuesday, September 19, to make plans for the year.
All pupils who will be six years of age on or before October 1 will be expected to enroll the first day of school and attend regularly.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, September 7, 1944
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Children Under 16 Forbidden Attend Public Gatherings
At a called meeting of the County Board of Health of Charlotte County, Virginia, held at the courthouse, on Monday, the 21st day of August, 1944, the following order was entered by the Board:
Be it Resolved and Ordained by the County Board of Health of Charlotte County, Virginia, that due to an epidemic of Poliomyelitis existing in said County, all persons sixteen years of age and under be, and they are hereby prohibited and forbidden from attending all public meetings and gatherings to be held within said county from this date until September 20, 1944.
It is further resolved that this order be posted by the Sheriff at all public places in said county, and said Sheriff is instructed to enforce this ordinance.
The penalty for violation of this regulation is a fine of not less than ten (10) dollars nor more than fifty (50) dollars for the first offense and not less than twenty-five (25) no more than one hundred (100) dollars for each subsequent offense.

            CHARLOTTE COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH.
            R.S. Chamberlayne, Jr., Chm.
            J.R. Bailey, M.D., Secretary

The Charlotte County Health Department endorses the above action and will cooperate in every way with the enforcement officers in enforcing this Ordinance as we consider it is a necessary measure in preventing the spread of this disease.

            WM. R. MARTIN, M.D.
            Health Officer


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Smithville, VA., Thursday, December 14, 1899
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

NOTICE
There is not now, nor has there been any diptheria at the Va. Home School.  The case which has been reported was that of a day pupil who resides five miles distant, and who at her own home on Saturday, was fearfully imprudent, and as a result was seized that night with severe sore throat, which developed into diptheria.  She has not been with a pupil of the School since she was taken.
L.M. SPENCER
Keysville, Dec. 11, 1899