London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Islington 1961

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

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Whooping Cough

Comments were made in my Annual Reports for 1958 and 1959 on the unusually low incidence of whooping cough. 1960, with 565 notifications, showed a substantial increase, but 1961, with 69 notifications, has shown the lowest number of notifications of whooping cough on record. The age groups are as follows:-

Under 1 year1 - 55 years and upwards
No. of Notifications in 1961113820
Percentage of total notifications15.955.129.0
No. of Deaths__-
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The following chart shows the measles and whooping cough position since 1949.

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