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CITY REPORTS FOR WEEK ENDED JUNE 23, 1923—Continued. DIPHTHERIA. MEASLES, SCARLET FEVER, AND TUBERCULOSIS—Continued.
FOREIGN AND INSULAR.
Under date of July 5, 1923, one case of plague (septicemic), with fatal termination on June 30, 1923, was reported at Sydney, Australia.
During the three weeks ended May 26, 1923, 12 cases of plague with 5 deaths were reported in the Island of St. Michael, occurring at one locality.
During the three weeks ended June 2, 1923, 16 cases of yellow fever with 5 deaths were reported at Bahia, Brazil.
A case of plague was reported, June 7, 1923, at Las Palmas, Canary Islands.
Smallpox (Reported as Alastrim)—Kingston.
During the two weeks ended June 9, 1923, 124 cases of smallpox (reported as alastrim) were notified in the Island of Jamaica. Of these, 86 cases were notified during the week ended June 9, 1923. In the parish of Kingston 17 cases were notified.
Typhoid Fever—Kingston and Vicinity.
During the same period 13 cases of typhoid fever were reported in Kingston and 24 cases in the surrounding country.
Communicable diseases were notified for the Panama Canal during the month of May, 1923, as follows:
During the three weeks ended April 7, 1923, communicable diseases were notified in Poland as follows:
March 18-21, 1923.
Dysentery—Rabies—March 18 April 7, 1923.
During the period March IS to April 7, 1923, 38 cases of dysentery with 5 deaths were reported in Poland, occurring in the districts of Krakow, Lwow, and Silesia. During the two weeks ended April 7, 1923, 2 deaths from rabies were reported, occurring in the districts of Lublin and Silesia.
Decrease in Epidemic-Disease Prevalence—January-February, 1923.
According to information dated April 21, 1923, a decrease in epidemic prevalence of disease was noted in Soviet Russia during the months of January and February, 1923, as compared with the corresponding periods of the preceding year. As regards typhoid fever, typhus fever, and recurrent typhus the reported prevalence was as follows:
It was stated that complete returns for the month of March, 1923, had not been received, but that data available to date indicated a considerable decrease in prevalence as compared with the same month of 1922.
Lethargic Encephalitis Made Notifiable.
Information dated April 15, 1923, shows that lethargic encephalitis (sleeping sickness) has been included among the list of infectious diseases which are subject to obligatory registration in Russia.
Influenza was continuously reported at Goteborg, Sweden, from the beginning of the year to May 26, 1923, with a total of 766 cases, from 30 to 45 cases being reported weekly. During the week ended February 24, 54 new cases were reported. During the two weeks ended June 2 and 9, 1923, the reported occurrence was 37 and 42 new cases, respectively. The population of Goteborg, according to the census of December 31, 1922, was 228,053.
UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA.
During the week ended May 21, 1923, 21 cases of smallpox with S deaths were reported in Northern Rhodesia. The disease was later reported to be Kaffir pox. Previous occurrence of the disease vas reported from March, 1923, with W cases arc! 4 deaths.
Under date of June 19, 1923, influenza was reported ■epidemic at Maracaibo, Venezuela. It was stated that -on June 1-8, 1O0 new eases were notified.
Disease Prevalence —May, 1923.
During the Tnonth of May, 1923, disease prevalence in the Virgin Islands of the United States was reported as follows:
CHOLERA, PLAGUE, SMALLPOX, TYPHUS FEVER, AND YELLOW FEVER.
The reports contained in the following tables must not be considered as complete or final as regards other the list of countries included or the figures for the particular countries for which reports are given.
Reports Received During Week Ended July 13, 1923.1