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April 11, 1914 – How far can flies, mosquitoes and other disease-bearing insects carry the germs which make them so much dreaded? At one time it was thought that their activities were limited to a radius of a few hundred feet from their breeding places and that even a high wind would never waft them more than a mile or so away.

The experts in charge of Cleveland's anti-fly campaign, however, have discovered evidence to prove that flies are carried by the wind over water for six miles, and it seems reasonable to suppose that over land, the length of their flight might be greatly extended....

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