South Yorkshire Times December 5, 1959
Dysentery Cases in Conisbrough and Denaby
Conisbrough and Denaby are suffering from one of the worst outbreaks of dysentery the area has known for years. By Wednesday some 70 cases had been reported.
A spokesman at Mexborough Health Division told the “South Yorkshire Times: “This is certainly one of the most serious outbreaks in the Conisbrough area, but it is a mild outbreak compared with others experienced in the Division.
He stressed the importance of personal hygiene, particularly when handling food.
Mr. R. E. Ingleby, Chief Public Health Inspector to Conisbrough. Urban Council said it is practically impossible to determine the exact cause of the outbreak.”