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Poplar 1911

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Poplar, Metropolitan Borough]

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VERMINOUS PERSONS IN COMMON
LODGING HOUSES, LONDON COUNTY
COUNCIL (GENERAL POWERS) ACT,
1S07.
Agreement with the London County Council to Bath Inmates
fuom Common Lodging Houses from without the
Borough of Poplar.
An agreement was entered into by the Council and the London
County Council to bath any inmates of common lodging houses sent from
without the borough at a charge of Is. per head, the bathing of verminous
persons from common lodging houses within the Poplar Borough being
carried out free of charge.
PORT SANITARY NOTICES.
On February '27th notice was received from the Port Medical
Officer, Southampton, that 2 persons were proceeding to the Poplar
District from the s.s. " Asturias." A case of small pox had occurred on
board and had been landed at Lisbon on the 22nd February. One
contact was not traced, the other was well and had been re-vaccinated on
board the ship.
On March 2nd notice was received from the Port Medical Officer,
Southampton, of a person proceeding to the Poplar district from the
s.s. "Buelow." A case of smallpox had occurred on board and was
landed at Colombo on February 5th. The contact was not traced.
Notice was received on April 1st from Southampton Port Medical
Officer of a person proceeding to the Poplar district from the s.s. " Plassy,"
H.T., on which vessel a case of smallpox had occurred.
Notices were received as under of persons proceeding to the Poplar
Borough from a vessel on which cases of smallpox and measles had
occurred during the voyage, viz.


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