Built on swampy ground, Memphis in the 1800’s was the perfect breeding ground for [highlight]Yellow Fever[/highlight], and in the year of 1878, the city recorded over 17,000 cases and more than 5,000 deaths.

Aid from all over the United States poured in, including $10,000 from Toronto in the Dominion of Canada.

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[fivecol_one]Year[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_two][/fivecol_two] [fivecol_one]Cases[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_one_last]Deaths[/fivecol_one_last]

[fivecol_one]1828[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_two]First yellow fever epidemic[/fivecol_two] [fivecol_one]650 cases[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_one_last]150 deaths[/fivecol_one_last] [fivecol_one]1855[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_two]Second yellow fever epidemic[/fivecol_two] [fivecol_one]1250 cases[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_one_last]220 deaths[/fivecol_one_last] [fivecol_one]1867[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_two]Third yellow fever epidemic[/fivecol_two] [fivecol_one]2500 cases[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_one_last]550 deaths[/fivecol_one_last]
[fivecol_one]1873[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_two]Fourth yellow fever epidemic[/fivecol_two] [fivecol_one]5000 cases[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_one_last]2000 deaths[/fivecol_one_last] [fivecol_one]1878[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_two]Fifth yellow fever epidemic[/fivecol_two] [fivecol_one]17000 cases[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_one_last]5000+ deaths[/fivecol_one_last] [fivecol_one]1879[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_two]Sixth yellow fever epidemic[/fivecol_two] [fivecol_one]2000 cases[/fivecol_one] [fivecol_one_last]600 deaths[/fivecol_one_last] [hr]

The almost half a million dollars was used partially for medical attention but mostly for the burial of the dead.

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