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Finsbury 1937

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Finsbury Borough]

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Infectious and other Diseases.
Notifiable Diseases.β€”The following diseases are now compulsorily
notifiable to the Medical Officer of Health in Finsbury:β€”
Anthrax; Cerebro Spinal Meningitis; Cholera; Continued
Fever, Diphtheria, including Membranous Croup; Dysentery;
Erysipelas; Enteric or Typhoid Fever, including Paratyphoid
Fever; Encephalitis Lethargica (Sleepy Sickness); Glanders;
Hydrophobia; Malaria; Ophthalmia Neonatorum (inflammation
of the eyes in the newly born); Polio-encephalitis, Acute Poliomyeitis
(Acute Infantile Paralysis); Pneumonia (Influenzal and Acute
Primary); Plague; Puerperal Fever; Puerperal Pyrexia;
Relapsing Fever; Scarlet Fever; Small Pox; Trench Fever;
Tuberculosis, all forms; Typhus Fever. In addition, Measles and
German Measles have been made compulsorily notifiable in Finsbury
by Special Orders of the Ministry of Health. Zymotic Enteritis
(Epidemic Diarrhoea) and Whooping Cough, have been made
notifiable by Order made by the Borough Council, and confirmed
by the Ministry. Food poisoning is now notifiable by the
Public Health (London) Act, 1936.
Chicken Pox is not notifiable in Finsbury.

Case Rates of Infectious Diseases per 1,000 Living:β€”

Finsbury.London.England and Wales.
Scarlet Fever1.942.092.33
Enteric Fever0.000.050.05

The total number of infectious diseases notified and those
removed to hospital are set out on the following page:β€”