Rules Governing Management Flu - Yadkin Valley Herald Clipping

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Subject

Spanish Flu 1918

Description

Newspaper Clipping:

Rules Governing Management Flu Yadkin Valley Herald, Salisbury NC Nov 22, 1918

Adopted by the Rowan County Board of Health for Parents, Guardians, Householders and Adults Capable of Transmitting the Disease.

The following rules governing the management of the influenza for parents, guardians, householders and adults capable of transmitting the disease has been adopted by the Rowan county board of health under the requirements of Sec. 9, Chapter 62, public laws of 1911, and were prepared by Dr. A.J. Warren, health officer of Rowan county. Pamphlets containing these rules are to be distributed, especially in every home in which influenza appears, and the homes will be placarded.

Rules Governing the Management of Influenza

Rule 1. Every parent, guardian or householder, in the order named, in whose family or household influenza exists shall post securely a placard with the name of the above disease printed thereon in a conspicuous place on the front of his or her home (when living in an apartment house or hotel, on the main entrance to the apartment or room) immediately upon receipt of such placard from the county quarantine officer, or his lawful agent and no one shall remove the said placard until written permission of the attending physician has been obtained.
Rule 2. No parent, guardian or householder. In the order named, in whose family or household influenza exists shall permit any child or minor to attend any public or private school, theater, party, picnic or other public assemblage, or go near a public place while the house is placarded.
Rule 3. No parent, guardian or householder, in the order named, shall permit any child known to have been exposed to a case of influenza to attend any public or private school Sunday school, church meeting, theater, party, picnic or other public assemblage to go near a public place until seven days have elapsed after the time of exposure.
Rule 4. No person who has influenza shall attend any public or private school, Sunday school, church meeting, theater, party picnic or other public assemblage or go near a public place until the written permission of the attending physician has been obtained. So [sic]susceptible person exposed to influenza shall attend nay public or private school, Sunday school, church meeting, theater, party picnic or other public assemblage or go near a public place within seven days of the date of exposure to the disease. This rule does not apply to the physicians rendering professional services to cases of influenza.
Rule 5. At the expiration of the quarantine, the room or rooms occupied by the sick shall be thoroughly ventilated, by opening all the windows and doors for a period of eight hours.

Penalty for Violation (Chapter 62, Public Laws 1911, section 10.)
If any person shall violate the rules and regulations made by the county board of health he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not exceeding $50 or imprisoned not exceeding 30 days.

1. Fresh Air through the open window is essential to a speedy recovery.
2. Milk is the best all-round food for both children and adults.
3. The patient should never cough or sneeze without covering the mouth and nose with a piece of gauze or a handkerchief.
4. Do not use a towel that has been used by the patient.
5. All eating utensils should be boiled at least 10 minutes before being used again.
6. Do not eat portions of food that the sick person has left. They may give you the “flu.” Throw them away.
7. Sleep with your windows open.
8. Wash your hands before eating, and never put your unwashed hands in your mouth.
9. Those who are not yet sick should keep their bowels open. Snuff vaseleine up the nose three times a day. Gargle mouth and throat and rinse out nose and warm salt water, using a level teaspoonful to a glass of warm water. Sleep and eat regularly. These are very important.
10. There is no vaccines or serums for influenza.
11. Don’t waste your money on patent medicines – they are dangerous.
12. DON’T GIVE INFLUENZA TO OTHERS.

Creator

Rowan Public Library

Date

1918

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Rowan Public Library, “Rules Governing Management Flu - Yadkin Valley Herald Clipping,” Edith Clark History Room, accessed June 6, 2020, https://edithclark.omeka.net/items/show/85802.

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