MAD DOGS AT LARGE.
Attacks Several Other anies(?) Before
He is Killed.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Roxbury, Va. May 23.- The usual quiet neighborhood of Quinton was thrown into a state of excitement a few days ago when a mad dog made its appearance running at large for several days before It was killed. Several fine fox-hounds were bitten, but fortunately no human being was attacked.
To-day three cases of fully developed smallpox- are reported near Tunstall Station. All are colored. Every precaution s being taken to prevent the spread of the disease. W.P. Tunstall, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, has called a meeting of the board to take such action as may be deemed proper.
VACCINATION IS ORDERED.
New Kent, Va., May 28-The local Board of Health of New Kent county met at the courthouse Saturday to take such steps as are necessary to prevent the spread of smallpox in the county. Dr. C.L. Bailey, Dr. U.H. Johnson, Dr. J.R. Parker, W.P. Tunstall and T.N. Harris, members composing the board, were present and ordered that all persons in the two districts in which the disease exists be vaccinated, the expense of such vaccination to be borne by the county.
There are only three cases in this county fully developed and several suspected of being infected.
-Virginia Gazette(Williamsburg), 30 May 1912
There had been an outbreak in the early spring in Richmond. Contemporaneous with the cases in New Kent was an outbreak at Western State Hospital.
The last widespread outbreak in the United States of the deadly form of smallpox(variola major) occurred in 1924-25 in the Lake Erie region.¹ The above cases were probably the milder form(variola minor.)
¹ Smallpox and its Eradication, F. Fenner, D.A. Henderson, I. Arita, Z. Jezek, I.D. Ladnyi