A little more than 50 years ago, a young boy fell victim to an outbreak of hepatitis.
Dale Meers spent part of his summer break under a doctor’s care as his parents, John T. and Genrose, worried about his prognosis as they heard of other cases in the Buffalo area.
His physician, Dr. Carson Crabtree, believed the outbreak of hepatitis was linked to dirty water.
Hepatitis, a broad term for inflammation of the liver, is linked to poor sanitation. It can be mild – lasting a couple of weeks –or disabling.