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CITY REPORTS FOR WEEK ENDED JULY 21, 1923-('ontinued. DIPHTHERIA, MEASLES, SCARLET FEVER, AND TUBERCULOSIS-Continued.

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FOREIGN AND INSULAR.

CHINA.

Plague--Chinese Eastern Railway and Transbaikal Siberian Railway. In Public Health Reports of March 23, 1923, page 653, and in subsequent issues, the occurrence of seven cases of plague was reported at Harbin, Manchuria, China, during the period January 29 to February 4, 1923. Later information shows that these reported cases occurred within the endemic plague area of Transbaikal Siberia and were reported through the North Manchuria Plague Prevention Service at Harbin.

Under date of June 27, 1923, the director and chief medical officer of the North Manchuria Plague Prevention Service reported the occurrence, May 31 and May 16, 1923, respectively, of two fatal cases of bubonic plague, one at Yakoshih, a small station on the Eastern Chinese Railway between Hailar and Mentuho, and one at Haranhor, a village situated well within the endemic plague area in the Transbaikal region of Siberia. Both cases occurred in tarabagan (marmot) hunters. Two plague cases were reported at Yakoshih station during the plague epidemic of 1920–21, with origin stated to have been traced to Mentuho.

A scientific expedition sent out by the North Manchuria Plague Prevention Service and operating during May and June, 1923, ascertained the existence of endemic foci in the Transbaikal region of Siberia, which is connected by the Transbaikal Railway with the Eastern Chinese Railway. It was stated that at localities in the vicinity of stations from Matsievskaya to Borzia, a distance of over 100 versts, cases of plague have been of almost yearly occurrence among the inhabitants. In the vicinity of stations No. 83 and Soktu outbreaks of plague were noted during recent years among marmots.

RAT CATCHING IN HONGKONG-YEAR 1922.

The annual report of the health department of the colony of longkong shows that during the year 1922, 109,296 rats were caught, of which 25 were found plague infected. The methods employed consisted of traps, bird-lime boards, and rat poison. A certain number of the rats caught in street rat bins, warehouses, and private dwellings were taken to the bacteriological institute for examination. Special campaigns were undertaken in January and November, when rat poison was distributed throughout urban districts.

1 Public Health Reports, this issue, p. 1865.

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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 esther the list of countries included or the figures for the particular countries for which reports are given.

Reports Received During Week Ended August 10, 1923.

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British East Africa:
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Canada:
Ontario-
Toronto...

July 15-21.
Chile
Concepcion...

June 5-11...
China:
Shanghai..
July 2-8..

2! Cases, foreign; deaths, Chinese.
Cuba:
Antilla...
July 8-14..

2, From Preston. 'From medical officers of the Public Health Service, American consuls, and other sources.

Informa•ion revived under date of June 27, 1923, from Dr. Wm. Lien Tch, director and chief medical offies of the North Manchuria Plague Prevention Service, states that the seven cases of plague reported & curring at Harbin January 29-February 4, 1923 (Fublic Health Reports, March 23, 1923, p. 6:33. and sub equent i. sues), should have been reported as occurring in the endemic area of Transbaikal siberia.

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CHOLERA, PLAGUE, SMALLPOX, TYPHUS FEVER, AND YELLOW

FEVER-Continued.
Reports Received During Week Ended Aug. 10, 1923—Continued.

SMALLPOX-Continued.

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Australia:
Sydney.

June 30..

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Azores:
St. Michael Island....... May (-26.

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5 In one locality. From medical officers of the Public Health Service, American consuls, and other sources.

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CHOLERA, PLAGUE, SMALLPOX, TYPHUS FEVER, AND YELLOW

FEVER—Continued.
Reports Received from June 30 to August 3, 1923—Continued.

PLAGUE-Continued.

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May 16-31, 1923: Rats examined,

4,800; found infected, 21. Jan. 1-June 21, 1923: Cases, 1,051;

deaths, 518.' May 1-29: Cases,

345.
15 May 1-29, 1923: Cases, 14.
12 May 1-29, 1923: Cases, 13.
7 May 1-29, 1923: Cases, 3.
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Plague-infected rats: Pohakea,
May 23, 1923, 1 rat: vicinity of
Pacific Sugar Co. mill, June 2,
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488 May 1-31, 1923: Cases, 471; deaths,

471. May 16, 1923: Epidemic in five

districts. Apr. 1-May 15, 1923: Cases, 66;

deaths, 63. Bubonic, pneu45 monic, septicemic. 18

May 4-21, 1923: Two cases.

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Bombay.
Calcutta.
Karachi.
Madras Presidency.

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Java:
East Java-

Soerabaya..

Soerakarta. Madagascar. ProvinceTananarive.

Tananarive. Mauritius Island.

Port Louis. Mexico:

Tampico...
Peru.
Locality-

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Callao.
Canete.
Cerro Azul
Chiclayo.
Cutervo.
Huancabamba
Lima (city).
Lima country)
Salaverry

Trujilo.
Russia.

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Jan. 1-May 13, 1923: Few cascs in

Far East regions.

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