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Pittsburg and Allegheny, Pa., are once more nests of typhoid fever. All the hospitals are crowded with patients and temporarv quarters are now opened in the municipal hospital or city pesthouse, which is intended onlv for loathsome diseases. The city poor farm hospital, also, twenty miles away, has been pressed into the service. The local board of health has given out the following statement, which fully accounts for the severity of the epidemic: “The entire lower Allegheny valley is impregnated with typhoid fever. The water furnished our citizens is filled with typhoid germs. Pittsburg draws her water supply from the Allegheny river, the intake pipe being outside the city. Above this pipe are a succession of small towns, each one having typhoid fever. Pittsburg is taking the sewage from these towns, aggregating about 125,000 people, right into her water pipes, and it comes to the consumers with only the minimum of filtration.”