What are you doing today so there are no more Amoe and Namakalele? 1881.

SMALL-POX.

In addition to the cases reported up to Wednesday last we have to record the following:

——Kana (m), Waianae; Feb. 16th, Sam Tong, steamer, Septima; 17th, Ah Fat, stmr. Septima; 17th, Ah Sue, stmr. Septima; 17th, Aiwohi (m), Kamakela; 17th, Kaaea (f), Smith’s Lane; 17th, Kahikona (f), Queen Emma’s; 18th, a Chinaman, Quarantine Station, Fisherman’s Point; 18th, Wong Ahina, Waianae; 18th, Waiu (m), Kalihiwaena, Making 64 cases reported from town and country since the 4th of February.

The Board of Health has commenced the issue of a weekly report for which we refer our readers to our “By Authority” columns.

Dr. Rodgers yesterday visited and examined the premises at Kalihiwaena, where the child Amoe died last week. He found the mother, Namakalele, who was taken down with the small-pox the same time as her son Amoe, convalescent and partaking of her morning meal with ten others, six women and four men, in a close dark room—in the same room in a corner he discovered a child about six years of age, on which the eruption of small-pox had broken out. This is the child Waiu, whose name appears last in the list of cases given above. This case had not been reported when the Report of the Board of Health was issued. The circumstances related by Dr. Rodgers show how difficult it is to persuade our native population to take the commonest precaution against contagion, even at a time when they are all in a most excited frame of mind on the subject of small-pox.

Quite a number of foreigners desirous of going to the other islands have requested to be placed in Quarantine for two weeks, so that they may be allowed to depart when that term has expired. Their request has been granted; the Board of Health allowing the Quarantined the privilege of paying a policeman to guard them at their own homes during their voluntary confinement.

A correspondent on Molokai, whose reports to hand, per Lehua, this morning informs us that a native woman at Kainalu, on that island named Hikaalani, has had the small pox. She has been attended by Dr. Neilson, and is now convalescent, but no street quarantine was established to prevent the spread of the disease, her friends being allowed to go backwards and forwards between her house and their own residences. He further states that no boats are now allowed to leave Molokai for Lahaina or other ports on Maui.

(PCA, 2/19/1881, p. 2)

 

Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XXV, Number 34, Page 2. February 19, 1881.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s