Ministry of Health poster informing about the spread of infectious diseases. Courtesy of Kaunas County Public Library.
In July and August of 1926, Šeduva was gripped by an alarming dysentery epidemic. Posters warning about the spread of the disease adorned the streets.
Within a month, 38 individuals fell victim to the illness, causing great concern among the residents. In an effort to contain the outbreak, authorities urged people to enhance their hygiene practices, and strict regulations were imposed on the import and export of fruits and vegetables.
Unfortunately, these measures didn't work. The number of affected individuals skyrocketed to 300 by September.