Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]
Zymotic Death Rate.
The deaths from the seven principal Zymotic diseases (Smallpox,
Whooping Cough, Measles, Diphtheria, Diarrhoea, Scarlet
Fever and Enteric Fever) during the year numbered 9.
The death rate was 0.09 per 1,000 population, as compared
with a rate of 0.07 for 1944.
No cases of Smallpox were reported during the year under
Towards the end of the year when troops commenced to
return from the East, contacts of cases of Smallpox, on leave in
the Borough or demobilized, were visited and offered, if necessary,
facilities for vaccination or re-vaccination. A large number of
visits were paid and reports submitted.
The Zymotic death rates, per 1,000 population since 1939, are enumerated below:—