SINAR TERANG Batavia (Jakarta) – Monday Edition, November 12, 1888


Infectious Diseases in Lampung

It has been a month since the bustling trading area on the coast of Teluk Betung City was hit by a severe smallpox outbreak. Many people who got infected have died in the streets and on the pepper fields. The smallpox did subside and disappeared, however, cholera then spread rapidly among villages. Within 15 days, 98 people were infected with cholera and 43 people have died from it. Many prayed to Allah for safety and asking for rain, because the rain hasn’t been falling for such a long period of time. After receiving a report on the situation from a controleur, the local government distributed medicine to the people and urged them to take care and clean their environments.

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