"Gertrudis Alvarado, first patient treated with intravenous injections of Yersin's serum"
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Plague arrived in Mazatlan, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, in October 1902. Fuelling Sinophopic outbreak narratives at the time, the plague’s origins were attributed to San Francisco’s Chinatown. The epidemic led to the quarantining of the port-city and the establishment of a military sanitary cordon around it. At the same time, hygienist perspectives blamed the city’s sanitary conditions and especially garbage fills and faulty sewage systems. Disinfection of toilets and burning down of infected houses was implemented with doctors like Martiniano Carvajal also promoting vaccination. Following fears concerning the infectious potential of human corpses, “hygienic burials” were implemented; a theme that spanned the third plague pandemic.
Plague, Convalescent, Serum, Mexico, Mazatlan
Host Item: Martiniano Carvajal, La peste en Sinaloa: informe que la junta de caridad rinde a la nacion sobre la epidemia y sus trabajos para combatirla. Escrito por el comisionado Dr. Martiniano Carvajal (Mazatlan : Imp. de Valades y cia, 1903)
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.29886
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