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Dorset typhoid outbreak remembered 80 years on

A typhoid outbreak 80 years ago that killed more than 50 people and led to tighter government hygiene regulations has been remembered.

The outbreak, in Bournemouth and Poole in 1936, also led to more than 700 people being admitted to hospital.

It was later traced to the drinking of raw milk, and put pressure on the government to introduce much stricter hygiene regulations.

Scientific detective work eventually traced the outbreak back to one man living near Wimborne.

  • 02 Aug 2016
  • From the section Dorset