Tuesday, February 24, 2015

John Rattray Scott 1861 - 1871

Typhoid fever is a bacterial disease spread through contaminated food and water or close contact.

Typhoid fever — also known simply as typhoid — is a common worldwide bacterial disease transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person, which contain the bacterium Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica, serovar Typhi.

The disease has received various names, such as gastric fever, enteric fever, abdominal typhus, infantile remittant fever, slow fever, nervous fever, and pythogenic fever. The name typhoid means "resembling typhus" and comes from the neuropsychiatric symptoms common to typhoid and typhus. Despite this similarity of their names, typhoid fever and typhus are distinct diseases and are caused by different species of bacteria.
The occurrence of this disease fell sharply in the developed world with the rise of 20th-century sanitation techniques and antibiotics. In 2013 it resulted in about 161,000 deaths – down from 181,000 in 1990.

Dear Sir,

I have located the burial ground of all three who are buried in the Western Cemetery, Perth Road, Dundee.

They are buried in semi private ground (paupers grave) however they are all buried in the same grave.  Section I Lair 265.  As this is an unpurchased lair it will be unmarked.

Hope this helps.

Burial Administration,
Environment Dept.
3 City Square
Tel - 01382 431536
Fax - 01382 431557
e-mail -   parks.burials@dundeecity.gov.uk

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