Outbreak of Cattle Plague in Lincolnshire

Outbreak of Rinderpest in Lincolnshire

(By Telegraph) A message has been received this afternoon by the Under-Sheriff of Lincolnshire to the effect that rinderpest has broken out among some cattle at Skegness, a village on the Lincolnshire coast, near Louth.

Source: Daily News (London, England), Friday, September 27, 1872

The report of an outbreak of cattle plague at Skegness, in Lincolnshire, originated in an erroneous use of a technical term. The sick animals there were, and were known to be, affected only with pleuro-pneumonia; but the local authority, wishing to put the rules concerning that disease in operation, made the technical mistake of declaring the place “infected,” a step which can only be taken when either cattle plague or sheep-pox is present. A clerk in the office of the local authority followed this mistake by another, and wrote “cattle plague” instead of ” pleuro-pneumonia” in the notices that he sent out. No fresh outbreak of cattle plague has been reported to the Privy Council since that at Yapham on the 23rd inst.

Source: The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Saturday, September 28, 1872

Reported Outbreak of Cattle Plague in Lincolnshire

The Echo understands that the report of the outbreak of cattle plague at Skegness, Lincolnshire, is unfounded, having arisen from a case of pleuro-pneumonia.

Source: The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Saturday, September 28, 1872

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