The adhering to tales on infectious ailment have been released in the Santa Ynez Valley News in between 1926 and 1928. The information was collected by regional genealogist Karen Harris.
Friday, July 30, 1926: “One Circumstance Scarlet Fever in Solvang Strict Quarantine”
Harrison, tiny son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Lyons, of Solvang, is confined to his house with scarlet fever, which he contracted from some not known provider a 7 days back, and the residence has been held less than rigid quarantine considering the fact that the early diagnosis of the circumstance.
Dr. Hanze was identified as in final Sunday to see the minimal fellow and quickly put the home below quarantine, and gave the other users of the family a “shot” of anti-toxin to protect against distribute of the sickness. Harrison is progressing really properly, and while the quarantine will not be lifted for quite a few weeks, he is envisioned to be ready to be up and about the place in a couple days.
Two other households in Solvang were positioned below momentary quarantine by Dr. Hanze this 7 days, awaiting developments. Mrs. Ibsen’s small daughter and a tiny daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Powell ended up held below non permanent restraint for a number of days. However, neither of these instances proved to be scarlet fever, and both the children have regained their ordinary well being and the quarantine has been lifted.
As regular, many unfounded rumors have accompanied this scenario of contagious condition, but Dr. Hanze mentioned yesterday that there was no result in for any alarm above the sickness turning out to be an epidemic. Dr. Hanze has utilised just about every precaution towards the unfold of the fever, and it is not likely that any other instances will develop.
Friday, Oct. 22, 1926: “Eight Cases Smallpox”
8 instances are now remaining held for smallpox in the Valley. Despite the fact that this epidemic was for two months running wild just before staying referred to as to the attention of the neighborhood health officer, it is now believed to be less than handle. No odds are remaining taken and all conditions exhibiting any tendency towards this dreaded condition are currently being quarantined for two months to address the incubation interval of 12 to 14 days.
All general public affairs are staying canceled with the exception of the higher faculty in Santa Ynez. The operation of the higher faculty continues simply because 97% of the university has been vaccinated and, consequently, they have the issue beneath manage there.
Dr. Hanze claims that all schoolchildren are remaining vaccinated free of demand and urges the need of all many others who have not been vaccinated to tend to the issue before the epidemic is unfold. Dr. Hanze and Misa Waterman, county college nurse, ended up active Monday at the Santa Ynez grammar university vaccinating the schoolchildren. They will be at the Santa Ynez college nowadays.
These held less than quarantine at existing are the Will Murphy spouse and children, the John Murphy relatives and the Frank Torrence loved ones. Two other suspected situations becoming held for quarantine for two weeks are Edward Murphy and Margaret Camargo. Two distinctive deputy sheriffs have been placed on obligation in the contaminated territory to see that quarantine polices are held to the letter of the law.
Friday, Oct. 22, 1926: “Substantial Faculty News”
All but two college students who experienced not been productively vaccinated within the past 5 yrs have been vaccinated a short while ago because of the smallpox that is in the Valley now. Individuals who were being not vaccinated had been excluded from school due to the fact this was the buy that came from authorities in Los Angeles. But by currently being vaccinated, the excluded learners may resume their experiments.
Friday, Oct. 29, 1926: “Epidemics Are Now Underneath Command”
Because of to the continuation of smallpox and an included few mild cases of scarlet fever, it has been discovered sensible by Dr. Hanze to close down the higher faculty for another week as effectively as the other educational facilities in the Valley, which includes Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Ballard.
There is one extra circumstance of smallpox. Margaret Camargo and two far more situations are held below suspicion. Nevertheless, Dr. Hanze feels the have to have to however be mindful even while he thinks the epidemic is below management. And because there are a handful of light-weight cases of scarlet fever in Solvang, he finds it recommended to shut all general public accumulating, like the F. M. B. Amusement Circus that was to be in Solvang in excess of the weekend.
Mrs. Westcott of Santa Ynez is getting held underneath suspicion of smallpox.
Individuals in Solvang below quarantine for scarlet fever are Jean Lyons, Leo Ross Jr., Edna Christensen and Harry Hoyer. On account of the mildness of the sickness, Dr. Hanze feels that he has it almost beneath handle. The instances are all extremely light-weight. All suspicious cases have also been quarantined for the incubation time period, and the other circumstances for a month. There are no significant situations in town.
Dr. Hanze is administering scarlet fever anti-toxin, which is the quite hottest and past term in scarlet fever handle. Dr. Hanze has plenty of serum now on hand to satisfy any crisis that is apt to spring up from the existing epidemic.
Friday, Nov. 5, 1926: Visitors shorten check out in Solvang thanks to smallpox and scarlet fever scare
P. D. Hanley and household have been website visitors in Solvang the previous 7 days. They intended to shell out their vacation here but when they uncovered the Valley in the throes of a smallpox and scarlet fever scare, they built their duration of time listed here quick and turned about and went house.
Friday, Nov. 5, 1926: “Quarantine Now Lifted”
Dr. Hanze Lifts Ban On All Public Gatherings Colleges Will Open Authorities Urge That All Youngsters Ought to Be Vaccinated
After a significant disease of around pneumonia considering that last Monday in the St. Francis medical center in Santa Barbara, Dr. Hanze has practically by pressure been authorized to return to his responsibilities in the Valley, returning to Solvang on Thursday, bringing his wife — who has for 3 months been ill in the St. Francis Hospital — back again with him. Dr. Hanze will all over again believe all duties in the usual way, and we are hoping that he will fully get well from his modern disease.
The ban on community gatherings has been lifted and all the colleges will reopen on Monday, supplied there becoming no new cases of possibly smallpox or scarlet fever in the Valley. The a number of suspects held in quarantine have been introduced. Mrs. Westcott and Edward Murphy have been released as suspects, acquiring uncovered no proof of smallpox in possibly of their scenarios. The remaining circumstances of smallpox and scarlet fever will go on beneath quarantine for the month.
All books that have been taken out of the library can now be returned. These guides that have been in residences where there has been smallpox or scarlet fever situations are to be returned to the library and the librarian will, in transform, give them about to Dr. Hanze. By prerequisite, they are not to be burned by everyone not adequately licensed to do so, and to do so will make them liable for the expense of the publications. This also applies to university textbooks as well.
Fumigating will be attended to in the homes the place the epidemics have prevailed and the colleges will be attended to by the lecturers. All schoolchildren that have not been vaccinated in a time period of 5 years should really be vaccinated in advance of the opening of faculty. Dr. Hanze has vaccinated close to 300 persons and it is hoped that no a single will be missed that should at this time be vaccinated.
Friday, Dec. 3, 1926: “Scarlet Fever Scenario”
Tiny Elna Roth was quarantined for scarlet fever last week. Hers is the only scenario in the Valley.
Friday, Nov. 4, 1927: Kids Given Diphtheria Serum
Each and every little one in the Jonata university took the treatment of diphtheria. The serum is administered in three weekly doses. One-hundred-and-ten from Santa Ynez and vicinity submitted to the cure when it was supplied last month. This includes kids from the significant school as well as the grammar university, and a couple older people and preschool-aged small children. Specific care should to be taken by all those who have had the therapies not to expose themselves to people owning or suspected of obtaining diphtheria as immunity develops slowly but surely. Six months or a 12 months is essential following the anti-toxin is offered to render the subject completely secure.
Friday, Nov. 11, 1927: “Health and fitness Officials Laud Cooperation of Schools”
Dr. F. G. Crandall, county wellness officer, and Mrs. R. Chisholm, county nurse, who have been engaged for the past handful of months in the colleges of the Valley administering diphtheria preventive to the schoolchildren, have been very significant in their commendation of the amazing cooperation in this work.
Distinctive point out was offered to the Solvang and Buellton colleges.
Friday, Aug. 10, 1928: Overall health Officer Concerns His Report
Dr. F. G. Crandall, health and fitness officer of Santa Barbara County has issued his yearly report for the calendar year ending June 30, 1928. The following is a summary of the activities of the division:
Communicable Illness Control: The health officer and nurses have designed visits to 1,255 scenarios or contacts of contagious sickness, and 445 scenarios of carriers have been isolated or quarantined. It has been required to exclude 438 children from faculty for contagious illnesses in buy to defend the very well children attending faculty. The health and fitness officer and nurses have manufactured program inspection of 9,006 schoolchildren in buy to exclude any boy or girl with suspicious indicators with as very little risk to the other children as feasible. In relationship with this perform, 190 throat cultures have been taken to diagnose or launch conditions of diphtheria, with 42 optimistic outcomes.
Immunization: The wellbeing officer and nurses have frequented each faculty in the county outside of the integrated towns and have presented full diphtheria administrations to 2,800 schoolchildren, as perfectly as preschoolers and infants. We averaged at least four visits to every faculty on this do the job. The price tag to the county has been about 10 cents for each kid. The end result is that in excess of 2,800 kids are shielded towards diphtheria for daily life, a illness which causes each 12 months over 20,000 deaths in the United States. In addition, 15 individuals have been offered typhoid vaccine and 33 persons were being vaccinated in opposition to smallpox, and 160 infants and preschool youngsters were being vaccinated for whooping cough. 20-a single therapies of diphtheria anti-toxin have been presented to conditions or contacts of diphtheria.
Public Wellness Nursing: The nurses designed 140 visits to expectant mothers and gave advice to 71 mothers. Effectively-baby conferences ended up held all over the county, and 392 infants and preschool youngsters had been examined by the health and fitness officer and other medical professionals. The nurses designed 548 visits adhering to up these circumstances. As a final result, 27 infants had bodily defects corrected, and there have been 111 preschool corrections. As many as 1,884 schoolchildren have been examined, of which 1,729 were found to be defective, and the whole number of problems of this team had been about 4,234. The nurses produced 1,175 home visits to these schoolchildren, and as a final result, 586 schoolchildren have experienced their problems corrected, as well as 4 adult corrections.
Sanitation: A sanitary inspector was additional to the workers of this office all-around Feb. 1, and the overall health officer and sanitary inspector have built the subsequent inspections: Private premises, 179, and community premises, this sort of as educational facilities, camps, and so on., 468, and 44 dairies have been inspected 445 food stuff-managing or foods-generating areas have been inspected. The nuisances corrected whole 145. It has only been important to consider a few situations for violation of sanitary legal guidelines into courtroom. Two of these circumstances were being presented a suspension notice and disorders have been corrected, and the other circumstance was fined $250 for offering meat which experienced not been appropriately inspected. Forty-a single meals-handling locations have been radically improved. More than $20,000 has been invested by the house owners of these places to change and rebuild so that places have been created sanitary. As several as 531 spots are remaining offered a regimen sanitary inspection in the county. Dairies are becoming often inspected and milk samples taken.
Nov. 9, 1928: “Sickness Closes Universities”
Since of the flu epidemic, Buellton and Solvang educational institutions have been shut this 7 days. The faculties in Santa Maria have also been closed and most of the faculties are envisioned to reopen Monday.
The Armistice celebration for the Legionnaires and family members has been postponed.
It is documented that the flu has unfold all more than the county and there are a fantastic lots of situations, but none of them has so considerably appeared to be serious.