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Pensacola Bubonic Plague Eradication Map, 1920-21

Pensacola Bubonic Plague Eradication Map, 1920-21

Date
1921-06-30
Description
Map showing the locations of both humans and rodents found to be infected with the bubonic plague during a 1920-21 outbreak. The Florida State Board of Health and the U.S. Public Health Service collaborated on a massive effort to contain the spread of the outbreak and to eliminate its source, rats and mice carrying infected fleas. At least ten people ultimately died as a result of the outbreak, and the combined public health task force captured and examined over 35,000 rodents.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
s900_b001_f09_01Pensacola Bubonic Plague Eradication Map, 1920-21TextPlague
Epidemics
Public health
Rodent control
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