Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
LAVAL R, Enrique. Historic memory and commentary about "typhoid fever epidemic at Huar Island": Llanquihue province. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.6, pp. 561-564. ISSN 0716-1018. doi: 10.4067/S0716-10182010000700013.
An article by Dr. Carlos Martin in the first published number of the Revista Médica de Chile (1872-73) journal is remembered and commented. It describes an outbreak in Huar Island in Seno de Reloncavi, an estuary located in the Los Lagos Region in Chile, named "typhoid epidemic". The clinical characteristics are presented and two types of diseases are deducted: acute respiratory infections and typhoid fever.
Palabras clave : Epidemic; acute respiratory infections; typhoid fever.