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East Ham 1943

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

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DIPHTHERIA PROPHYLAXIS.

RETURN FOR PERIOD ENDING 31ST DECEMBER 1943.

1.Age under 5 years.Age 5 years & over but under 15Total.
Number of children (including temporary residents) who completed the full course of Immunisation in the Authority's area between 1st Jan. and 31st Dec.1943.8661,2722,138.
11.Under 5 BeBetween 5 and 15.
(A.) Approximate estimated number of children in the Authority's area, at 31st December,1943.7,00011,050.
(B) What percentage of the child population shown under (A) is it considered were immunised at 31st December, 1943.62.5%52%
(This estimate should include so far as can be assessed, children immunised in the Authority's area by private arrangement, and children who have come into the area after being immunised elsewhere ).
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(A) Number of cases of Diphtheria in children under 15 years of age notified and diagnosis confirmed between 1st January and 31st December, 194243.
(B) Number of cases included in (A) in which the child is known to have completed the course of immunisation not less than 12 weeks before the onset of the disease.4.
(C) Number of deaths from Diphtheria registered in the Authority's area between 1st January and 31st December, 1942, of children under 15 years of age-
(D) Number of deaths included in (C) in which the child is known to have completed the course of immunisation not loss than 12 weeks before the onset of the disease
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APPLICATIONS FOR INNOCULATION AGAINST TYPHOID FEVER.
No applications made in 1943, compared with none in 1942 and
6 in 1941.
MIDWIVES ACTS, 1902 - 1936.
The number of midwives who notified their intention to practice
in the area during 1943 was 27. Of this number 12 worked In connection
with the Maternity Hospital and District Nurses Home, Plaistow,
and its Branches, 3 from Tates Nurses Home, Silvertown, 1 from Forest
Gate Hospital, 5 from East Ham Memorial Hospital, and 6 practised
independently, including three Municipal Midwives.
SUMMARY OF VISITS PAID DURING 1943 BY NURSES OF
PLAISTOW MATERNITY HOSPITAL & DISTRICT NURSES HOME_
Midwifery 292 Monthly 115 Hospital 235.
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