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Willesden 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Willesden]

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PREVALENCE AND CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS AND OTHER DISEASES

Table 13

Infectious diseases

1960 (1959 in brackets)
NotifiedConfirmedDeaths
Diphtheria- (-)- (-)- (-)
Dysentery58 (140)40 (91)- (-)
Erysipelas12 (7)11 (7)- (-)
Encephalitis, acute- (-)- (-)- (-)
Food poisoning44 (40)23 (24)1 (-)
Malaria- (-)- (-)- (-)
Measles478 (822)476 (821)- (-)
Meningococcal infection1 (2)(2)- (-)
Ophthalmia neonatorum1 (-)1 (-)- (-)
Paratyphoid fever- (-)- (-)- (-)
Pneumonia68 (96)65 (92)65 (109)
Poliomyelitis and polioencephalitis3 (9)3 (5)- (1)
Puerperal pyrexia166 (161)166 (161)- (-)
Scarlet fever86 (143)82 (142)- (-)
Smallpox- (-)- (-)- (-)
Typhoid fever- (1)- (1)- (-)
Whooping cough289 (194)287 (191)- (-)
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Table 14

Whooping Cough Cases: Willesden and England and Wales

YearCases confirmedCase rate per 1,000 populationChildren vaccinated in Willesden
WillesdenEngland & WalesWillesdenEngland & Wales
1948423146,4102.353.42
1949205102,8161.132.391,615
1950648157,7813.573.60822
1951543169,4413.023.871,163
1952328114,8691.822.61946
1953450157,8422.523.581,333
1954295105,9121.662.391,198
195517179,133.971.801,020
195622692,4101.212.061,814
195728785,0181.591.893,073
19587033,404.40.741,849
195919133,2081.10.731,978
196028758,0291.661.272,798
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Table 15 Poliomyelitis

0—15 years15 years and overTotal
Notified213
Confirmed213
Non-paralytic
Paralytic213
Fatal
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