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CITY REPORTS FOR WEEK ENDED SEPTEMBER 15, 1923 Continued. DIPHTHERIA, MEASLES, SCARLET FEVER, AND TUBERCULOSIS—Continued.
CITY REPORTS FOR WEEK ENDED SEPTEMBER IS, 1923—Continued. DIPHTHERIA, MEASLES. SCARLET FEVER. AND TUBERCULOSIS—Continued.
CITY REPORTS FOR WEEK ENDED SEPTEMBER 15, 1923—Continued. DIPHTHERIA, MEASLES, SCARLET FEVER, AND TUBERCULOSIS—Continued.
FOREIGN AND INSULAR.
Three cases of leprosy, occurring among the military, were reported at Algiers during the month of August, 1923.
During the week ended August 11, 1923, one case of yellow fever was reported at Bahia, Brazil.
Epidemic Influenza Valparaiso.
On August 28, 1923, epidemic influenza was reported still prevalent in the district of Valparaiso.1
Influenza Mortality- Concepcion.
Influenza has been reported present at Concepcion, Chile, from July 3 to August 27, 1923, with a total of 148 deaths. Population officially estimated, 64,512. The greatest total mortality (all causes) reported at Concepcion during any one week of this period was 121 (influenza mortality, 42), and the lowest total mortality was 66 for two weeks, each, with 4 and 8 deaths from influenza, respectively.
Disease Reporting and Sanitary Measures.
Acting Asst. Surg. Richard Wilson states, under date of September 17, that considerable improvement has been made in the reporting of preventable diseases, and also in the application of measures for their control. This is particularly truo with regard to typhoid fever. In the active campaign which has been earned on by Dr. Lopez del Valle, director of sanitation, not only has there been great improvement in case reporting, but in every instance in which a case has been brought to the attention of the sanitary authorities, antityphoid vaccine has been given to the other members of the patient's family and to a large number of people in the neighborhood, sometimes including almost the entire population in the vicinity.
'Public Health Reports, Sept. 7, 1923, p. 2105; Sept. 14, 1923, p. 2188, and Sept. 21,1923, p. 2233.
Fatal Case of Malaria—From S. S. "Saramacca" — Habana.
Information dated September 19, 1923, shows the occurrence of a fatal case diagnosed as malaria taken from the steamship Saramacca which arrived at Habana September 18 from Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. The patient was stated to have been several weeks at Puerto Barrios and to have been sick when he embarked. The Saramacca left New Orleans September 8, arriving at Puerto Barrios September 11. and sailing from that port for Habana September 1G, 1923.
The occurrence of plague in Egypt has been reported as follows: Week ended August 5, 1923—28 cases, of which 2 occurred at Port Said and 1 at Suez, the remainder being distributed in eight districts; week ended August 12—7 cases, 2 occurring at Port Said and 1 at Suez, remainder in three districts; week ended August 19—21 cases, with 4 cases at Alexandria, 1 case at Port Said, and 2 cases at Suez, the remainder distributed in two districts. Total from January 1 to August 23, 1923, 1,319 cases, with 643 deaths.
Statement of Occurrence, 1922 and 1923—Comparative.
The comparative statement of plague occurrence for the years
1922 and 1923 has been given as follows: January 1 to August 5,
1923, cases, 1,258; corresponding period, 1922, 397 cases. January 1
to August 12, 1923, cases, 1,293; corresponding period, 1922, 414
cases. January 1 to August 19, 1923, cases, 1,314; corresponding
period, 1922, 426 cases.
During the period August 16 to 31, 1923, out of 19,510 rats examined at Guayaquil, 7 rats were found plague-infected.
Precautions Against Importation of "Alastrim."
According to information received under date of September 3, 1923, notice has been published at Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, that vessels plying from France to the Panama Canal and stopping at Basse Terre and Pointe a Pitre will, from date of publication, require all persons sailing from ports in the islands of Guadeloupe, where "alastrim" prevails, to be revaccinated on board en route and to show a sanitary passport to that effect at St. Nazaire, on landing. The passports permit the observation of all such persons for such time as added to the time elapsed since vaccination will total 20 days in all. Persons not so vaccinated will be subject to °n days' observation in full at St. Nazaire.