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REGULATIONS FOR THE PREVENTION OF THE SPREAD OF POLIOMYELITIS, PUT INTO

EFFECT JUNE 9 IN TEXARKANA.

(A) All cases of the disease are to be reported to the health officer.

(B) The patient is to be confined to a compartment thoroughly screened against flies and so confined for a period of three weeks from the onset of the disease. Only physicians and nurses shall be permitted within the screened compartment.

(C) Members of the family and others who have been in contact with the patient are to be confined to the premises during the quarantine period, with the exception of the breadwinner. All visitors are to be excluded from the premises.

(D) Disinfection of all articles of clothing and eating utensils coming in contact with the patient is to be accomplished by boiling immediately after use.

(E) A terminal disinfection of the house with formaldehyde is to be made on lifting the quarantine at the expiration of three weeks.

(F) All parts of the premises are to be maintained in a sanitary condition.

PREVALENCE OF DISEASE.

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

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

IN CERTAIN STATES AND CITIES.

VIENE

SMALLPOX.

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Indiana–Evansville. Acting Asst. Surg. Neary, of the Public Health Service, reported by telegraph that during the week ended August 9, 1913, 2 cases of smallpox had been notified in Evansville, Ind., making a total of 851 cases reported since October 1, 1912.

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Alabama (Mar. 1-31):
Counties

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Alabama (Apr. 1-30):
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Chambers.
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Alabama (May 1-31):
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Acting Asst. Surg. Neary, of the Public Health Service, reported by telegraph that during the week ended August 9, 1913, 18 cases of typhoid fever had been notified in Evansville, Ind., making a total of 189 cases reported since June 14, 1913.

CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS.

Cases and Deaths Reported by Cities for Week Ended July 26, 1913.

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Surg. Long, of the Public Health Service, reported by telegraph that during the week ended August 9, 1913, 1 case of poliomyelitis had been notified in San Francisco, Cal.

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1 Rats taken from steamships: Tenyo Maru, 79; Iaqua, 14.

PLAGUE-Continued.

California-Squirrels Collected and Examined.

During the week ended July 26, 1913, ground squirrels were examined for plague infection as follows: Alameda County, 121; Contra Costa County, 328; Santa Clara County, 2; total, 452.

Plague-Infected Squirrels Found. Of the squirrels examined during the week ended July 26, 1913, 21 from Contra Costa County were found to be plague infected.

ERYSIPELAS.

Cases and Deaths Reported by Cities for Week Ended July 26, 1913.

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Missouri-St. Louis,

Surg. Carrington, of the Public Health Service, reported that on August 6, 1913, a case of leprosy had been notified at St. Louis, Mo., in the person of an ex-soldier, G. O. H., aged 44 years, a native of Illinois

, who had served in the Army at Cebu, P. I., in 1900, at which time there was a leper colony near the Army post. The diagnosis had been verified bacteriologically

and the patient had been removed to the municipal quarantine hospital.

PELLAGRA.

California-San Francisco. Surg. Long, of the Public Health Service, reported by telegraph the presence of 2 cases of pellagra in San Francisco, Cal., August 7,

1913

Tennessee Report for June, 1913. The State Board of Health of Tennessee reported that during the month of June, 1913, 105 cases of pellagra had been notified in

Tennessee.

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