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Holborn 1960

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

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Measles
Thirty-eight cases were notified and six were removed to hospital.
Meningococcal Infection
One case was notified during the year and was removed to hospital.
Pneumonia (Acute Primary and Acute Influenzal)
Two cases of acute primary pneumonia were notified, and one was removed to hospital.
There was also one notification of acute influenzal pneumonia, which was removed to
hospital.
Poliomyelitis
Two cases were notified. One was a case of paralytic poliomyelitis in a boy of 2½
years who had not been immunised against the disease. He was admitted to hospital.
The other case was that of a young man of 25 years who complained to his doctor
of weakness and wasting of his leg. Although he gave no history of recent illness it was
decided that he had had poliomyelitis. He continued at work.
Scabies
Five cases were notified, and were treated at home.
Scarlet Fever
Four cases were notified, and three of them were removed to hospital.
Tuberculosis
See page 51.
Whooping Cough
Nine cases were notified, one of which was removed to hospital.

Other Diseases coming to the notice of the Department

DiseaseNo. of CasesNo. removed to Hospital
Chicken pox776
Diarrhoea1
Gastro-enteritis32
German measles1712
Glandular fever44
Hepatitis22
Mumps417
Respiratory infection22
Ringworm1
Tonsillitis33
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