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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St. Pancras, London, Borough of]
NOTICES AND CERTIFICATES.
A series of notices and certificates are now in use in the Department,
amended and brought up to date, relating to " dangerous " infectious diseases,
to infectious diseases other than " dangerous," and to vermin. In order that
the sequence and objects of the several notices and certificates may be readily
understood, they are enumerated below in a classified list:—
A.—"Dangerous" Infectious Diseases.
1. Notice to disinfect after "dangerous" infectious disease.
2. Certificate of disinfection after " dangerous " infectious disease.
3.—Notice to contacts, including midwives in contact with puerperal
fever, and persons in contact with small-pox.
4.—Certificate of personal cleansing and disinfection after contact
with " dangerous " infectious disease.
B.—Infectious Diseases other than "Dangerous," such as Tuberculosis,
1. Notice to the person in charge offering disinfection.
2. (a) Certificate of medical practitioner as to the kind of infection*
disease and the necessity for disinfection, and (b) authorization
of occupier of premises to Officers of the Borough Council to
C.— Verminous Conditions.
1. Notice as to the provision made by the Borough Council for the
cleansing of persons afflicted with vermin or parasites. (Cleansing
of Persons Act, 1897.)
2. Notice and authorization for the disinfection of verminous bedding
and clothing at the dwelling place of a verminous person.
(Cleansing of Persons Act, 1897.)
3. Notice as to the cleansing, &c., of verminous parts of houses.
(L. C. C. General Powers Act, 1904.)
4. Notice as to purifying unwholesome articles. (L. C. C. General
Powers Act, 1904.)