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50 DEM FROM SIBAILIN IN DUNKLIN COUNTY Those Who Succumbed Mostly-Young Children 200 Other Cases, Coroner Says. 16 FATALITIES AT ORAN Others at Various Places in Scott County, Including Two at Moberly. Dr. C. M. Harrison of Kennett. Mo., Coroner of Dunklin County, told tne Post-Dispatch today over the long-distance telephone that 50 children have died In thai county in the past six weeks from an :tg?rav.ited form of enterocolitis, an infection of the intestines, and that probably 200 persons, mostly chil dren, are suffering with the disease now, of whom 30 are in a serious condition. Sixteen Oeaths have occurred at Oran. in Scott County, and two at Morley. also in Scott County, and there are said to have been numerous fatalities at othr places In the vicinity. Children 5 years and younger have been the principal victims. The major ity are under 2 years, of ast. Some mid dle-aged persons have been attacked, but have withstood the disease more successfully, and none of these has died. Aliment I'nnntiallv Severe. Dr. E. S. Tate of Morley, Mo.. Coro ner of Scott County, told the Post-Dispatch that the disease which caused the afatalities in Scott County is iliocolltis of an unusually severe type, a summer con-plaint which is sfrr.ilar to enterocolitis. Coroner Tate attributes the epirl.-mic to the unusual weather conditions oi fie spring and early -summer. - Unseasonably cool weather, he explained, chang ing suddenly to high temperature, ha-1 caused vapor to rise from the sandy soi' creating an unhealthy condition and making children and older persons susceptible to the intestinal irritation caused by early vegetables. Flies, he said, have been a factor in the spread of the disease. Treating; Over 15 Case. Coroner Tate said he was treating be tween 13 and 20 cases, some of which were serious, and the epidemic in Morley seemed to be getting worse, both in the number of cases and the severity of the disease. He said that he had not heard of cases anywhere in Scott County except at Oran and Morley. Oran is 151 miles from St. Louis, on the Frisco, and 20 miles from Cape Girardeau. Morley Is 26 miles from Cape Girardeau on a branch line. Dispatches from Cape Girardeau state that the mothers of Scott and Dunklin Counties are frantic because of the number of children that have fallen victims to the malady. Two children were taken to Cape Girardeau for treatment. One died.s Four have died at Senath. in Dunklin County, and sixteen cases are being treated there now. Dr. Hughes of Senath says there is no epidemic there, but that cholera Infantum has been prevalent. The four deaths were caused by that disease, he says, and the 16 under treatment have the same malady. He attributes it to the eating of fresh vegetables. The situation was so serious that an appeal to the State Board of Health was considered, but yesterday the doctors decided they had the situation in hand and could deal with it successfully, and no appeal was made. List of Deaths at Oran. The following have died at Oran: Lain and Gladys, children of Jessie Crafton; James, son of J. R. Limbaugh; Philip, son of Thomas Swafford; Harry, son of C. M. Stehr; Leo, son of Alonzo Roberts; Mary, daughter of Philip Stehr; Fred erick, son of Henry Menz: Elsie, daugh ter of Gentry Brown; Harry, son of C. H. Ates; Kathajine. daughter of Fj-ed Sturgeon; Julius, son of S. H. Crader; child of W. R. Steele, child of William Haughn, child of Peter Molenhour. n ac

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  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
  2. 28 Jun 1917, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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