Utility worker being vaccinated for typoid after Hurricane Camille
Original Author: Don Askew
Created: August 1969
Medium: Photograph

Fear of Typhoid Epidemic After Hurricane Camille

A health official administers a typhoid shot to a utility worker attempting to restore services in Nelson County in the wake of Hurricane Camille, a deadly storm that dumped at least twenty-seven inches of rain in the county overnight from August 19-20, 1969. Drinking water in the area was contaminated due to storm damage, and residents in the rural county were vaccinated to prevent a typhoid epidemic.

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