TYPHOID AT PITTSBURG—WATER POLLUTED.

TYPHOID AT PITTSBURG—WATER POLLUTED.

A Pittsburg, Pa., dispatch of June 13, states that twenty-seven cases of typhoid were reported to the City’s bureau of health during the preceding twenty-four hours, and a serious epidemic of the disease was feared by the authorities. Warnings were issued to the people cautioning them to use the utmost care and boil all the drinking water. While Pittsburg is seldom, if ever, free from the disease, the city at present, according to the health authorities, is in a perilous condition, as its supply of drinking water is being polluted to an alarming extent with typhoid fever germs. At several upriver points typhoid fever is raging. and the sewers of these towns are constantly pouring their pollution into the Allegheny river at points not far above the intake of the Pittsburg water supply.

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