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City of Westminster 1964

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Westminster, City of]

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Disinfection, Disinfestation and Cleansing of Persons—
Arrangements with the Holborn Borough Council
The arrangement between the City Council and the Holborn Borough
Council whereby the latter undertook to carry out, on agreed terms, the
work of disinfection, disinfestation and cleansing of persons, and the
provision of the necessary transport therefor, continued.
The arrangement came into operation on the 3rd September, 1956,
and continued until 31st March, 1965.
The following is a summary of the work carried out for Westminster
during the year 1964:—

Disinfection and Disinfestation

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Cleansing of Persons

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Transportation of Bodies Abroad
On occasion, when it is proposed to transport a body overseas for burial,
the Medical Officer of Health of the district in which death has taken place
is asked to provide a certificate to the effect that the deceased did not
die from any infectious or contagious disease, and that no recent epidemic
of dangerous infectious disease had occurred in the district.
During 1964, eight such certificates were issued in respect of persons
who had died in Westminster, and whose bodies were being transported
abroad for burial.

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