But the epidemic was not contained to new orleans on july 27 a towboat dropped two crew members with yellow fever in vicksburg mississippi another infected crew member died on the boat that night. Yellow fever broke out in boston in 1693 philadelphia in 1793 and norfolk virginia in 1855 but the worst american outbreak of yellow fever occurred in the mississippi river valley in 1878 over the course of spring and summer of 1878 this region recorded 120000 cases of yellow fever and between 13000 and 20000 deaths from the disease. The mississippi valleys great yellow fever epidemic of 1878 book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers the yellow fever epidemic tha. The mississippi valleys great yellow fever epidemic of 1878 bloom khaled j on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the mississippi valleys great yellow fever epidemic of 1878. The yellow fever epidemic that swept through the mississippi valley in 1878 claimed nearly 20000 lives earning a reputation as one of the most deadly and terrifying events in united states history this study by khaled bloom presents the first complete account of the outbreak and its historical and ecological background it is sure to become the definitive work on the last great epidemic of
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