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Ealing 1941

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Ealing]

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Eggs5,910
Assorted Tinned Food2,068 tins
Assorted Food27 jars
do.13 bottles
do.3 packets
do.3,198¼ lbs.
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PREVALENCE OF, AND CONTROL OVER INFECTIOUS AND OTHER DISEASES.

Cases of Infectious Disease occurring in the Borough.

Disease19311932193319341935193619371938193919401941
Smallpox—_
Diphtheria83547119522852123142923348
Scarlet Fever154407476493400408317383303116166
Enteric Fever (including Paratyphoid)13437852545
Puerperal Fever6433734
Puerperal Pyrexia182128141192446403030
Pneumonia : Primary9685567259856083506697
Influenzal1850321711143718261027
Acute Poliomyelitis2431276119
Cerebro-Spinal Fever11715
Malaria111111
Dysentery1151223
Erysipelas2030364328282741372926
Polio-Encephalitis1111
Tuberculosis :— Pulmonary141141154139157139178142149156195
Non-Pulmonarv2727232423223733383028
Ophthalmia Neonatorum9585347151652
Total .5778328951010936777832924759488653
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Scarlet Fever.—Of the 166 cases of scarlet fever only 55
cases were removed to hospital. Since the outbreak of war accommodation
for cases of scarlet fever in the Isolation Hospital has
been much reduced and only in exceptional circumstances have
cases been admitted. There were no deaths from the disease.
Diphtheria.—All but one of the 48 cases of diphtheria were
removed to hospital. There were 4 deaths from this disease.
Diphtheria immunization.—The protection of children by means
of immunization is considered on page 26.


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