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Rats and mongoose have been examined in Hawaii as follows: Honolulu-week ended June 14, 1913, 311; week ended June 21, 398. Hilo-week ended June 7, 1,482; week ended June 14, 1,360. Honokaa-week ended June 7, 1,262; week ended June 14, 1,633. No plague-infected rodent was found.
Rodents Collected and Examined.
Passed Asst. Surg. Creel reports that during the week ended June 28, 1913, there were examined 1,712 rodents collected from various points in Porto Rico, and that of these, 530 were collected from various parts of San Juan municipality. None was found infected with plague.
Acting Asst. Surg. Strick reported June 9: Plague continues prevalent in Amoy and the international settlement of Kulangsu. It is estimated that from 10 to 20 deaths from plague occur daily in Amoy city
. A death from pneumonic plague occurred in Kulangsu June 6. The disease is present in the bubonic and pneumonic forms.
During the week ended May 31, 1913, there were notified at Hongkong 17 cases of plague with 14 deaths.
During the same period there were examined for plague infection 2,467 rats, of which number 13 were found to be plague infected.
Seven cases of plague with 6 deaths were notified in Shanghai June 5, 1913. The cases occurred among Chinese living near the water front. The focus is new but is in the same general locality in which the first plague-infected rats were found in Shanghai. The source of infection has not been determined.
Habana-Yellow Fever on Vessel.
. The case occurred in the person of the captain of the Fessel. The Hydra gave a history of 4 deaths from yellow fever during the voyage, of which 2 deaths occurred at Manaos, 1 on learing Guantanamo and 1 on arrival at Cienfuegos. The vessel left Manaos June 17 and Para June 21, 1913.
The following statement of communicable diseases reported in Japan is for the Empire exclusive of the island of Taiwan (Formosa):
1 The smallpox cases were distributed as follows: Hokkaido and Kanagawa-ken, 1 case each; Nagasakiken, 3 cases; 0-ita-ken, 2 cases. The two fatal cases occurred in Nagasaki-ken.
Plague was reported present in east Java during the month of April, 1913, as follows:
CHOLERA, YELLOW FEVER, PLAGUE, AND SMALLPOX.