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California-Los Angeles. Senior Surg. Brooks of the Public Health Service reported by telegraph that during the week ended July 19, 1913, 3 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis had been notified in Los Angeles, Cal., making a total of 79 reported since January 1, 1913. .

Cases and Deaths Reported by Cities for Week Ended July 5, 1913.

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Cases and Deaths Reported by Cities for Week Ended July 5, 1913.

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Acting Asst. Surg. Sams of the. Public Health Service reported July 15, 1913, that during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1913, 50 deaths from pellagra had been reported in Charleston, S. C.

Cases and Deaths Reported by Cities for Week Ended July 5, 1913. During the week ended July 5, 1913, pellagra was reported by cities as follows: Los Angeles, Cal., 2 deaths; New Orleans, La.,

2 deaths; Richmond, Va., 1 death.

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1 Rats taken from steamship City of Para, found dead after fu igation, 87; trapped, 1.

California-Squirrels Collected and Examined.
During the week ended July 5, 1913, there were examined for
plague infection 39 ground squirrels from Alameda County, 612 from
Contra Costa County, 67 from San Joaquin County, 69 from San
Benito County, and 1 squirrel from the city of Berkeley.

Plague-Infected Squirrels Found.
From June 16 to July 3, 1913, 55 plague-infected ground squirrels
were found in Contra Costa County and 1 in San Benito County.

PNEUMONIA.

Cases and Deaths Reported by Cities for Week Ended July 5, 1913.

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The State Board of Health of Minnesota reported July 18, 1913, the occurrence in St. Paul, Minn., of a fatal case of rabies in a man 24 years of age. The patient had been bitten by his own dog April 11, 12, and 13, receiving several skin punctures on the right hand. Pasteur treatment was administered beginning April 15, and completed May 5. The patient died of rabies July 11, 1913.

St. Louis, Mo.-Rabies in Man and Animals.

Surg. Carrington reported July 20: Recent newspaper accounts of the large number of persons bitten by dogs led me to make inquiry of the city bacteriologist, Dr. Downey L. Harris, who gave me the statistics herein quoted. Dr. Harris, with the assistance of the police department, seeks to obtain reports of all persons bitten by dogs and cats. He is satisfied, however, that only a small percentage of such cases is reported. The dogs are held under observation for 10 days, as indicated in the inclosed letter form, and those that show symptoms suspicious of rabies are taken to the city laboratory for examination. Any person bitten is admitted to the city hospital to receive antirabic treatment, if willing. Two fatal cases of hydrophobia late in June were followed by a marked increase in the number of cases of dog bite reported in the first 19 days of July, this year. The following table shows the number of dog and cat bites reported during the 14 months and 19 days ended yesterday.

RABIES—Continued.

Statement showing persons bitten and treated and dogs held and examined from May, 1912,

to July 19, 1913.

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During this period 12 cats were examined, of which 3 were found to have rabies.

LETTER FORM USED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF ST. LOUIS, MO.

DEAR SIR:
We have been notified that a dog belonging to you has bitten

and that you have been directed to keep the dog confined. It will be necessary for you to keep the dog at home for 10 days. Since there are so many rabid dogs at large now, we are anxious that every dog that has bitten some one should be carefully watched for symptoms of the disease. If the dog becomes sick or acts unnaturally during the next 10 days, let us know at once and we will take charge of the animal for you.

Yours, truly,

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During the week ended July 5, 1913, tetanus was reported by cities as follows: Philadelphia, Pa., 1 case with 1 death; New Orleans, La., 1 death.

SCARLET FEVER, MEASLES, DIPHTHERIA, AND TUBERCULOSIS.

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Evansville, Ind.-Measles and Diphtheria. Acting Asst. Surg. Neary, of the Public Health Service, reported by telegraph that during the week ended July 19, 1913, 3 cases of measles and 2 cases of diphtheria had been notified in Evansville, Ind., making totals of 142 cases of measles reported since January 1, 1913, and 336 cases of diphtheria reported since August 1, 1912.

Los Angeles, Cal.-Measles. Senior Surg. Brooks, of the Public Health Service, reported by telegraph that during the week ended July 19, 1913, 15 cases of measles had been notified in Los Angeles, Cal., making a total of 6,441 cases reported since January 1, 1913.

Pittsburgh, Pa.—Measles.

Surg. Stoner, of the Public Health Service, reported by telegraph that during the week ended July 19, 1913, 3 cases of measles, with no deaths, had been notified in Pittsburgh, Pa., making a total of 9,566 cases, with 163 deaths, reported since November 1, 1912. During the week ended July 12, 1913, 41 cases of measles were notified instead of 94 cases, as previously reported.

Cases and Deaths Reported by Cities for Week Ended July 5, 1913.

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