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No health department, State or local, can effectively prevent or control disease without

knowledge of when, where, and under what conditions cases are occurring.

llacious. To the rat, food supply is a question of availipreference. A number of specific cases have impressed le writer. In one instance where a bakery was overrun

most experienced trapper set traps in and around the o or three weeks without catching a single rodent. This continued notwithstanding the rotation of bait. Cheese,

vegetables, flour, nuts, and every known kind of bait used without avail. The rodents played and cavorted aps but never entered. Finally the bakery was moved ling closed preparatory to rat-proofing. Three or four removal of the stock, when all loose flour and food had ed by the rats, the trapper caught over 30 rats in one in four days the place yielded a bag of some 80 rodents.

poison placed in the neighborhood of an overflowing in a pantry with open bins and exposed food, or in warehouses having foodstuffs spilled over the floor, will wasted endeavor. preferable to poisoning, for the reason that the results known, whereas in poisoning the result is always a matture. Both methods should be employed, however, idual householder any of the poisons obtainable in and which have arsenic

, phosphorus, or strychnine

ngredient, will be effective if properly used.

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Acting Asst. Surg. Story, of the Public Health Service, reported by telegraph June 25, 1913, that 1 case of smallpox had been notified at Ketchikan, Alaska.

Arizona-Nogales. Acting Asst. Surg. Gustetter, of the Public Health Service, reported by telegraph June 28, 1913, that 1 new case of smallpox had been notified in Nogales, Ariz.

California-Imperial County, Acting Asst. Surg. Richter, of the Public Health Service, reported by telegraph June 28, 1913, that the epidemic of smallpox in Impe

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California-Imperial County. Tichter, of the Public Health Service, reported

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California:
Alameda County-

Alameda.
Berkeley.
Irvington.

Oakland.
Butte County,

Gridley

Oroville.
Colusa County,

Colusa.
Contra Costa County-

Concord..
Los Angeles County-

Los Angeles..

Pomona.
Madera County-

Rural.
Placer County

Roseville.
Sacramento County-

Sacramento.
San Diego County-

San Diego.
San Francisco County-

San Francisco.
Santa Barbara County-

Santa Barbara.
Santa Clara County-

Palo Alto..
Stanislaus County

Thalheim.
Yolo County-

Woodland.

Total...
New York:

Albany County.
Allegany County
Broome County.

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Number of new

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California-Los Angeles.

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Senior Surg. Brooks, of the Public Health Service, reported by telegraph that during the week ended June 28, 1913, 4 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis had been notified in Los Angeles, Cal., making a total of 74 cases reported since January 1, 1913.

Cases and Deaths Reported by Cities for Week Ended June 14, 1913.

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Baltimore, Md. Boston, Mass. Cambridge, Mass. Chicago, Illi. Cincinnati, Ohio. Hoboken, N.) Jersey City, N. J. Kansas City, Kans.

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Lexington, Ky.
Los Angeles, Cal.
New Orleans, La.
New York, N. Y
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Richmond, Va.
San Francisco, Cal.
Worcester, Mass....

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New York--Continued.

Cayuga County..
Chautauqua County.
Chemung County.
Chenango County.
Columbia County.
Cortland County.
Dutchess County
Erie County
Essex County
Genesee County.
Greene County,
Hamilton County
Herkimer County
Jefferson County.
Lewis County.

Livingston County.
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Madison County.
Monroe County
Montgomery County.
Niagara County.
Oneida County
Onondaga County.
Ontario County
Orange County.
Oswego County
Otsego County
Rensselaer County.
Rockland County.
Saratoga County
Schenectady County
Seneca County
Steuben County
Ulster County.
Washington County.
Wayne County
Westchester County.
Greater New York

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