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Islington 1960

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

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Diphtheria

Cases and Deaths - 1927 - 1960

YearNotified CasesDeathsYearNotified CasesConfirmed CasesDeathsYearNotified CasesConfirmed CasesDeaths
1927720251938595Not available23194955172
192876025193925410195050191
192910083419401012195143171
1930124842194117411195223--
193171415194220121953121-
19326012019431889195461-
193355133194494382195591-
193481532194586453195682-
193576013194613750-195791"
193658331194772191195862-
1937623201948447-1959489"
19604-. "
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Corrected Notifications

YearEngland and WalesLondonIslington
194423,19975838
194518,59680145
194611,98674750
19475, 60945119
19483,5753357
19491,88122117
19509628119
19516993017
19521015-
1953267131
195417681
1955169171
195663112
19574041
195879382
1959103759
19605318""
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It will be seen from the tables that whilst four cases were notified as diphtheria,
none was confirmed 1960 was therefore the second year (the other 1952), in which there
was not a single confirmed case of diphtheria. This is certainly not an indication that
immunisation against this infection can be relaxed Immunisation in early childhood is
still considered necessary if diphtheria infection is to be minimised or, better still,
eliminated.


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