Typhoid Family Removed to Conisborough

April 1937

Sheffield Independent April 13 1937

Typhoid Fever at Askern

An Askern family of eight, the father and mother, two boys and four girls, been removed to Doncaster and Mexborough isolation hospital at Conisborough, suffering from typhoid fever.

There were reported yesterday to be progressing “very nicely.”

The parents and five of the children have been suffering from what is known as paratyphoid “B” while the sixth child is doubtful.

There have been no other cases reported in the district or the area served by the Doncaster Rural District Council and it is five years since there was a previous case in the area.

The source of the infection is believed to be a “carrier.”