PANAMA: Yellow Jack's Return

"Take a good look at this man, boys," said Dr. William C. Gorgas to his staff as they performed an autoosy on a Panama Canal construction worker in 1905. "It's the last case of yellow fever you'll ever see. There'll be no more deaths from this cause in Panama." So thoroughly had General Gorgas stamped out Aëdes aegypti mosquitoes and the fever they carry, that his prediction lasted for about 44 years.

Last November a farmer was brought into Panama City's modern Santo Tomas hospital with a high fever. Next day he died. Another man running a terrific fever was admitted...

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