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1881

West Virginia Board of Health was established

Other events that happened on or around 1881

1903

The West Virginia death rate from smallpox was reported as being from 12 to 20 percent of reported cases

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1906

19 cases of smallpox were reported in Hampshire County

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1908

Responding to a worldwide epidemic, the Board of Health recommended that West Virginia make provision for the care and treatment of tuberculosis

Other events that happened on or around 1908

1913

The state's first tuberculosis sanitarium was founded at Hopemont in Preston County

Other events that happened on or around 1913

1915

The Board of Health was replaced by the Department of Health

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1917

Denmar Sanitarium for black tuberculosis patients was established in Pocahontas County.

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1919

The state received a federal grant for the control of venereal disease.

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1921

Funding for maternal and child health began in West Virginia

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1924

The West Virginia Public Health Association was organized.

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1927

1,099 cases of smallpox were reported in West Virginia

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1930

Pinecrest, a TB sanitarium, opened in Beckley

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1948

The last case of smallpox in West Virginia was reported

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1953

Distribution of Salk polio vaccine

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1957

The Division of Disease Control began a statewide polio vaccination program

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1968

The last case of polio in West Virginia was reported

Other events that happened on or around 1968


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