Mexborough and Swinton Times January 28, 1887
Serious Outbreak of Typhoid Fever
A few weeks ago, a woman living at Sparrow Barracks, Mexborough was taken ill, with typhoid fever and has since died. The neighbourhood is thickly populated, and the fever has spread with great rapidity. There are now about 40 cases under the superintendence of Dr Sykes, the Medical Office of health, and the disease is still spreading.
The fever was first brought from Denaby, where a person died residing in Cliff view.
The Sanitary Inspector (Mr V Lockwood) has supplied the neighbourhood with disinfectants, and every precaution is being taken to prevent the spread of the fever.