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East Ham 1943

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]

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TABLE SHOWING TYPES OF DIPHTHERIA & MORTALITY.

TypeTotal.Died.Mortality Rate.
Faucial36
Laryngeal1
Faucial and Nasal5
Faucial,Nasal & Laryngeal1
43
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There were no Deaths from. Diphtheria during the year.

Table Showing Serum Administration.

8, 00016,00024,00032,00048,000Total.
44492243
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Serum was given intravenously on seven occasions.

Table showing age incidence of

Diphtheria

+ 05 +10 +15 +20 +25 +Total
1113852643.
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COMPLICATIONS AMD paralysis
Palatal Paralysis 2
Ciliary Paralysis 1
Pharyngeal Paralysis 1
Tonsillitis 2
Otorrhoea 1
bacteriological examinations.
921 Swabs were examined for Diphtheria Bacilli and
65 were found to be positive.
serum reaction.
There wore no cases o^ any reaction due to
administration of anti-diphtheritic Serum.
cases of concomitant disease.
There were two cases of Diphtheria with Scabies.
SCARLET FEVER
Number of Notified Cases 194
Revision of Diagnosis 6
Tonsillitis ........ *..... 1
Chicken Pox 1
Erysipelas of Face 1
Rubella 1
j No evidence of Infectious Disease . 2
Other Notified Cases proving to be Scarlet Fever .•• 1
Final number of Scarlet Fever cases ... ... 189


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