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Stepney 1961

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stepney]

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Enteric Fever.
One case of Enteric Fever was notified during the year.
During the year 13 notifications were received (compared with 119
in 1936).
Food Poisoning.
There were 24 cases of food poisoning notified in the Borough during
the year. Salmonella organisms were isolated in 7 cases.
No cases of Malaria were notified.
Notifications of Measles in the Borough numbered 1906 compared with
55 last year. There were no deaths from the disease. Epidemics tend
to recur at intervals of just under two years.
Meningococcal Infection.
There were two notifications confirmed during the year, the same
number as last year.
Ophthalmia Neonatorum.
One case, in a resident of the Borough, was notified during the
One notification of Poliomyelitis was received, the diagnosis not
being confirmed.
Vaccination against Poliomyelitis is carried out by the Divisional
Health Department of the London County Council and is available to all
persons up to the age of 40 years.
Puerperal Pyrexia.
There were 87 notifications during the year compared with 106 in
1960. Of these, 33 were residents of the Borough.
Scabies is still notifiable under the County of London (Scabies)
Regulations, 1943. The number of cases formally notified was 50 compared
with 61 last year.