News: Black River tainted water--Typhoid Warning
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----Source: Clark Co. Press: Neillsville, WI; Aug-1899

F. T. Conroy, M.D. Neillsville City Physician- and Health Officer is again issuing a public notice to community residents. It's in regard to the fact that both the water and ice obtained from O'Neill Creek are dangerous to use either in the preparation of food or for drinking purposes. Case after case of typhoid has appeared during the last three years along the banks of O'Neill Creek, and all have been of an exceptionally violent type. At present, three cases, one within the city limits are under a doctor's care. In each case either O'Neill Creek ice or O'Neill Creek water is the probable source of infection.

Ice from the creek as well as that obtained from the Black River below the creek outlet is highly dangerous for domestic use. O'Neill Creek water should not be used in washing vessels employed for food or drink nor should O'Neill Creek ice be used in preparation of iced drinks of any kind.

 

 


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