Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Croydon]
Five deaths occurred amongst the Scarlet Fever cases; one
fatal case was due to streptococcal septicaemia; the second was
complicated by measles, developing a rapidly spreading cellulitis
of neck; the third died from encephalitis lethargica, which was
evident soon after admission; one was complicated by lobar
pneumonia; and another by heart disease. The death-rate of
Scarlet Fever was 0.3 per cent. The number of complications
amongst the 653 non-serum cases was 18.9 per cent., whereas the
complications amongst the 288 serum cases was 24.7 per cent.
Ages and Sexes of Scarlet Fever Patients Admitted.
The following table shows the ages and sexes of Scarlet Fever patients admitted:—
|30 & over||20||24||44|
|Month.||Cases ad mitted.||Cases notified.|
N.B.—Cases notified are for the Borough only: admissions include
cases from outside Borough.