An Alarming Epidemic of Measles at Denaby

February 1880

Mexborough and Swinton Times, February 6.

An Alarming Epidemic of Measles at Denaby.

The Mexborough Medical Officer said “Before giving you my annual report, I have to state that there is a very fatal epidemic of measles in Denaby. Six children died yesterday! (Sensation)

I hope the schoolmasters in the town (Mexborough)will take care that no children from Denaby who are afflicted with it are admitted into the schools. We haven’t any cases at Mexborough, and we don’t want any.

Mr Beavers: I think it emigrated before.

The Medical Officer: It is a very fatal kind. Mr Hill’s said he had six children lying dead at Denaby yesterday.

Mr Asquith: Whereabouts in Denaby is it ?

The Medical Officer: At Denaby Main Colliery.

Mr Beavers: That’s a very dangerous place.

Mr Dickinson: and very near here.

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