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Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA. MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 1956; 5(34): 2.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1956, (in public domain), Publisher U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Abstract

Mr. Evan Wright, Kansas State Board of Health, has reported on an investigation of insecticide poisoning involving 6 children living on a farm. At the time of the investigation 4 of the children were in a hospital being treated for a spasmodic cough, and the other 2 were being treated at home for the same type of illness. Whooping cough was initially suspected but was said to be ruled out because of previous immunization. It was discovered that the children had amused themselves by spraying each other with a fly spray that was kept and used on a back porch. The spray contained chlordane in a petroleum distillate. Since the symptoms persisted over a period of several weeks it was considered that inhalation of the petroleum distillate was primarily responsible for the illnesses.

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