Hospital staff disinfecting patients during the outbreak of bubonic plague in Karachi, India. Photograph, 1897.
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Karachi is a port in the province of Sind (subsequently in Pakistan) It was placed in quarantine in 1882, during the outbreak of bubonic plague which spread from Bombay. The Plague Committee consisted mostly of volunteers, who were organised into parties and were responsible for the segregation and inoculation of various districts