James Thompson AWMM
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Unknown AWMM Napier, New Zealand AWMM
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Mr J. Anderson, Kereru, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
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Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.
At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. AWMM
- Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
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Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
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