1893 - Yellow Jack
Its Appearance at Pensacola, Fla., Officially Reported
PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 9. - The Escambia county board of health issued the following official paper: 'The board of health regrets to announce that two deaths have occurred in this city, that of Rev. F. C. Waite and Ellen Wood, both pronounced yellow fever. The houses have been isolated, the bedding and all clothing destroyed and all necessary precautions taken to prevent spreading of the fever.'
This created almost a panic and at least 1500 people left the city by tonight's trains.
August 10, 1893
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