Counting on his immunity to protect him from the deadly mountain fever that killed his first wife and daughter, Isaiah Edwards takes Doc Baker to help with neighboring Elmsville's outbreak. But after contact with an infected townsman, Mr. Edwards unwittingly carries the disease back to Walnut Grove and when daughter, Alicia, develops symptoms, he must fight to save his new family while the rest of the town goes into quarantine.
Did You Know?
Despite the concerns about the spread of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) quarantine was not necessary as the disease is a tick-borne virus and not contagious but this was not known at the time. However, even today the disease still causes fatalities, especially if not treated early with antibiotics and can result in life-changing complications if left too long. See more
Alicia Sanderson Edwards
[Droping a wet cloth on her father's face
You put a wet cloth on my head