Mass delousing and vaccination of Italian patients suffering from typhus in Naples during World War II.
Naples Italy Date:1944 Duration:3 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
Typhus epidemic strikes the city of Naples during World War II. Members of American Typhus control crew give DDT (Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane) dustings to prisoners in a local jail. An ambulance moves out of a 'Delousing Service Depot' in Naples. Dusting crew on a rail road car. Crew from U.S. flying squadrons delouse children. Booster shots are given to U.S. military personnel. A policeman and a civilian. A chart shows the number of patients before delousing and vaccination and the fall in the number of patients after delousing and vaccination. Italian people and children on streets. Various views of Naples.
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