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YELLOW FEVER AT RIO DE JANIERO

The steamship Tainui Captain B. J. Barlow, which arrived at Plymouth on March 18th from New Zealand, on calling at Rio de Janiero found the yellow fever raging there with great virulence The deaths from the disease were averaging 103 per day. A panic existed among the inhabitants. There wits grea v d ffionlty m procuring shore labor to work tbo ships The city residents who had the means fed to the adjacent hills The Royal Mail Company's steamship At-atp, due at Southampton to-day, was denied entranoa to the ports of Montevideo and Buenos Ayres on arriving there from Rio. An Argentine man-of-war was sent out to meet the Atrato to prevent her spproaobing the ospltal of the republic. What eatgo the Atrato had for Montevideo and Baonos Ayres she was obliged to take back to Rto, Har passengers to Buenos Ayres were allowed to proceed under quarantine to a lazuetto at port, They were at first ordered to be detained for twelve days under quarantine. An ordet was afterwards seat from the Argentina Government to detain them under quarantine tan days longer. When last heard from they were undergoing their twentytwo days quarantine. Yellow fever broke out on b ard the Atrato daring hie prssage from Bio < oßuenos Ayres, and sht hod two deaths among he* psiiengsrs from the disease. One, ft fctt-olM* passenger, an Englishman ; the othtr ft third- olats passenger.

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YELLOW FEVER AT RIO DE JANIERO, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2139, 20 May 1889

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YELLOW FEVER AT RIO DE JANIERO Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2139, 20 May 1889

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