Epidemic in the Flats District Is Closely Watched to Prevent Its Spread, Says Nickerson

NORWOOD, March 26 – The Norwood Board of Health believe that they can confine the epidemic of scarlet fever on the flats to one district. Chairman William P. Nickerson said today.

There are 11 cases closely quarantined in five houses, with five cases in one house on Dean st. The Board of Health employed a nurse to visit the homes in that section of the town and examine for possible cases.

The Balch School was closed Friday and fumigated. The New South Theatre, situated in the Flats, has been ordered closed for the present.

No services were held at St George’s Church on St James ave today. There was no Sunday school at St Catherine’s Church.

Mon, Mar 27, 1916 – The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)

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