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Chelsea 1960

Annual report of the Medical Officer of Health for the year 1960

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ZYMOTIC DISEASES
An examination of statistics provided by the Registrar-General
for the year I960 showed that four deaths were attributable to
"Gastritis, enteritis and diarrhoea," representing a death rate of
0,08 per 1,000 of the population.
Formerly the term "zymotic" was applied to "epidemic or
contagious" ailments but later became limited to such diseases as
cholera, diarrhoea, diphtheria, measles, scarlet fever, smallpox,
typhoid fever and typhus fever.

Mortality from these infections has declined to a remarkable extent since the beginning of the century, a s will be seen from the following summary?-

YearNumber of dea ths
1900219
190598
191066
191576
192041
192529
193022
193517
19401
19456
19503
19556
1956-
19575
19584
19592
I9604
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