Small-Pox Epidemic at Denaby Main

May 1892

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Thursday 05 May 1892

Small-Pox Epidemic at Denaby Main

Half-a-dozen more cases of small-pox have appeared at Denaby Main, notwithstanding the preventive measures taken.

Dr. Twigg, medical officer of Mexborough, addressed the Local Board upon the subject last evening, and told the members there was a fear of the disease breaking out at Mexborough, for people who had seen the patients came the town, and mixed with the public. There no wonder that the disease wav spreading at Denaby, people were freely going and out of the infected homes. It was urged that the cases ought to be isolated, and the colliery manager (Mr. Chambers) was doing his best in the matter.

Denaby Main was in the Doncaster Rural Sanitary Authority’s district, and Dr. Mitchell Wilson had been informed of the outbreak. Dr. Twigg went on to speak of the argent need for the infection diseases hospital at Mexborough being promptly erected. Arrangements were made for this to be done.