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Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793
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Trains People Involved: People escaping from Cap Francais, Saint-Domingue, in the spring of 1793, most likely brought the Yellow Fever virus with them. First 2 people who died of Yellow Fever died in early August. Yellow Fever began to spread throughout Philadelphia. People learned of the disease and began to flee to the country or other cities. An estimated 20,000 people fled the city. People fleeing caused a shortage in help for the sick. Free African Society began to assist the sick. September 12, 1793 mayor of Philadelphia organized a committee to assist the Guardians with taking care of the sick at Bush Hill. The epidemic finally ends in Mid-October when the cold weather killed the virus carrying mosquitoes. Philadelphians: Free African Society: Overseers and Guardians of the Poor Benjamin Rush: Matthew Clarkson: Philadelphia: Bush Hill Elizabeth Drinker Absalom Jones Samuel Breck These stories are important because... During the epidemic many Philadelphians either left the city or had to risk staying in the city and catching Yellow Fever. Many of the Philadelphians who stayed most likely didn't have anywhere else to go outside of the city or didn't want to leave family.
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N.A. “1775-1795 in fashion”. Wikipedia. N.P. N.D. December 12, 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1775%E2%80%931795_in_fashion#1790.E2.80.931795> Works Cited N.A. “1793 in the United States”. Wikipedia. N.P. N.D. December 12, 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1793_in_the_United_States> The End Spring of 1793 French colonial refugees escape to Philadelphia. Refugees most likely the ones who brought the yellow fever virus to America. Refugees most likely the ones who brought the yellow fever virus to America. Yellow Fever is first caught by people living near river. First thought to just be a regular flu. Yellow Fever is first caught by people living near river. First thought to just be a regular flu. First people to die, die in the first week of August. First people to die, die in the first week of August. Benjamin Rush predicts that it is Yellow Fever. Benjamin Rush predicts that it is Yellow Fever. Citizens learn of epidemic and begin to pack up and flee. Yellow Fever spreads throughout Philadelphia. Food prices rise. People trying to flee are barred from other cities and were quarantined. 4044 people die. 20,000 people flee Philadelphia. Cold autumn weather comes. Mosquitoes die due to cold weather.
No more quarantines and barriers.