Nine cases of Plague and 3uspected Plague were reported. Short notes of these
cases are given below.
The s.s. "Den of Kelly," of Dundee, 118,750, arrived at Gravesend on the
7th February from Calcutta. On medical inspection of the persons on Board at Suez,
one man was found to have enlarged glands in the groin. He had been at work all the
voyage, and apparently was in good health and made no complaint. He was landed at
Suez for further examination. The ship was disinfected at Suez, and again at Marseilles.
All were well on arrival of the vessel at Gravesend.
The s.s. "Macedonia," of Belfast, 116,012, arrived at Gravesend on the 23rd March,
1912, from Sydney and Bombay, having had a case of Plague on board during the voyage.
The patient, a coal trimmer, age 22, was attacked on the 5th March, and died at
2.30 a.m. on the 6th.
The quarters were disinfected at the time, and the ship was fumigated at Marseilles.
No rats, dead or alive, were seen on board during the voyage.
No further cases have occurred, and all on board appeared to be well. The vessel
was kept under daily observation during her stay in this Port.
The s.s. "Patrician," of Liverpool, 113,459, which arrived at Gravesend on the
23rd June, 1912, from Calcutta, had six cases of Plague on board during the voyage,
three of which proved fatal. The persons attacked were members of the native crew,