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Friern Barnet 1894

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Friern Barnet]

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Statement of Infectious Diseases Notified During the Year
with that of Previous Years.
The Infectious Diseases Notification Act was adopted and put in force by your Authority January, 1891.

The Diseases to be notified are Small-pox, Cholera, Diphtheria, Membraneous Croup, Erysipelas, Scarlet Fever, Typhus, Typhoid, Relapsing, Continued and Puerperal Fevers, and to those Diseases was added, during the year 1894, Measles.

Scarlet Fever.Diphtheria.Puerperal Fever.Typhoid Fever or Enteric Fever.Smallpox.Erysipelas.Measles.Totals
North Ward9l0203217
Central Ward1081214026
South Ward820204016
Lunatic Asylum10000708

Notifications received in years:—
1891—43, equal to a rate per 1,000 population, 4.6
1892-56, „ „ „ „ 6.2
1893—99, „ „ „ „ 10.7
1894-67, „ „ „ „ 6.6

The Infectious Illness was distributed throughout the year in the several months as under:—

4261l1313321Scarlet Fever.
010000000000Puerperal Fever.

Scarlet Fever was present in a slight degree throughout the year, it
spread by personal contact, but from various centres. Typhoid Fever
produced six cases, in two of these the exciting cause seemed to be the
accumulation of filth and vegetable matter around and in the houses
occupied. In the other cases enquiries made did not give any clue to
the origin of the illness, they were distributed evenly in the three wards.
One case of Small-pox appeared in the Central Ward, the origin of this
illness was contact with a similar case in the country; owing to immediate
removal of the person to the Highgate Small-pox Hospital, the disease