Memphis yellow fever epidemic-1878
By- Sara Sansom
affects of the the yellow fever
How many people suvived
The epidemic ended with the first frost in October, but by that time, 20,000 people in the Southeast had died and another 80,000 had survived infection. In the aftermath, open sewers and privies were cleaned up, destroying the breeding grounds for mosquitoes and preventing further epidemics.
Today, yellow-fever outbreaks still occur in Africa and South America.