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1657 Boston Measles
1687 Boston Measles
1690 New York Yellow Fever
1713 Boston Measles
1729 Boston Measles
1732-3 Worldwide Influenza
1738 South Carolina Smallpox
1739-40 Boston Measles
1747 CT, NY, PA, SC Measles
1759 N. America Measles: areas inhabited by white people
1761 N. America and
West Indies
Influenza
1772 N. America Measles
1775 N. America Unknown epidemic: especially hard in NE
1775-6 Worldwide Influenza: one of the worst epidemics
1783 Dover, DE "Extremely fatal" bilious disorder
1788 Philadelphia and New York Measles
1793 Vermont A "putrid" fever and Influenza
1793 Virginia Influenza: killed 500 in 5 counties in 4 weeks
1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever: one of the worst epidemics
1793 Harrisburg, PA Many unexplained deaths
1793 Middletown, PA Many unexplained deaths
1794 Philadelphia, PA Yellow Fever
1796-7 Philadelphia, PA Yellow Fever
1798 Philadelphia, PA Yellow Fever: one of the worst
1803 New York Yellow Fever
1820-3 Nationwide "Fever" - started Schuylkill River and spread
1831-2 Nationwide Asiatic Cholera: brought by English emigrants
1832 NY City and other major cities Cholera
1833 Columbus, OH Cholera
1834 New York City Cholera
1837 Philadelphia Typhus
1841 Nationwide Yellow Fever: especially severe in the south
1847 New Orleans Yellow Fever
1847-8 Worldwide Influenza
1848-9 North America Cholera
1849 New York Cholera
1850 Nationwide Yellow Fever
1850 Alabama, New York Cholera
1850-1 North America Influenza
1851 Coles Co., IL, The Great Plains,
and Missouri
Cholera
1852 Nationwide Yellow Fever: 8,000 die in New Orleans
1855 Nationwide Yellow Fever
1857-9 Worldwide Influenza: one of the greatest epidemics
1860-1 Pennsylvania Smallpox
1865-73 Philadelphia, NY,
Boston, New Orleans,
Baltimore, Memphis,
Washington DC
Smallpox, Cholera :A series of recurring
epidemics of, Typhus, Typhoid, Scarlet
Fever, Yellow Fever
1873-5 N. America and Europe Influenza
1878 New Orleans Yellow Fever: last great epidemic
1885 Plymouth, PA Typhoid
1886 Jacksonville, FL Yellow Fever
1918 Worldwide high point yr... Influenza: more people
were hospitalized in WWI from this
epidemic than wounds. US Army training
camps became death camps, with 80%
death rate in some camps


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