January 7, 1977
Mr. Edwards takes Doc Baker to help a neighboring town with an epidemic case of fatal mountain fever. Upon Mr. Edwards return, Walnut Grove is placed under quarantine. Mr. Edwards adopted daughter, Alicia becomes ill with mountain fever, and he knows he brought it to her, as he was also the carrier when his first wife and child got sick and died. Mr. Edwards takes her to his hunting cabin to tend to her. Laura doesn’t realize the seriousness of the illness and enters the cabin. When she comes down with spots, the mountain fever symptom, she quarantines herself with Mr. Edwards and Alicia, and ends up tending both of them when Mr. Edwards collapses from exhaustion. In the end, Mr. Edwards daughter recovers, and Laura simply58 had a case of poison ivy.