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Escarlet Fever Epidemic Delays Opening of Term in Warsaw Schools

August 26, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The opening of the school term in the public schools of Warsaw was postponed because of the scarlet fever epidemic. The date for the opening was set for September 15, provided that the epidemic will have subsided by that time.

The governmental commissioner of Warsaw, General Skladkowski, paid an official visit to Rabbi Perlmutter, former member of the Polish Sejm, thanking him for his initiative in urging an improvement of sanitary conditions in the Jewish quarter of the city.

A large crowd awaited the commissioner at the Rabbi’s house, greeting him in Polish and in Hebrew.

The health authorities have issued a warning that indications of a hydrophobia epidemic have been found. The authorities declared the city in danger of mad dogs and a campaign against the plague has been started.

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