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East Ham 1945

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

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Diphtheria.
Number of notified cases 54
Revision of diagnosis (tonsilitis) 27
Final number of proved diphtheria cases 27
Number of cases of diphtheria occurring in immunised
children 8

TABLE 26.

SHOWING TYPES OF DIPHTHERIA AND MORTALITY.

TypeTotalDiedMortality Rate
Faucial233.7%
Laryngeal41
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TABLE 23.
SHOWING SERUM ADMINISTRATION.
15 patients under 16,000 A.D.S.
23 patients from 16,000 to 48,000 A.D.S.
2 patients from 48,000 to 64,000 A.D.S.
7 patients from 64,000 to 140,000 A.D.S.
Complications and Paralysis.
Cardiac weakness 1
Palatal Paralysis and diaphragmatic paralysis 1
Ciliary Paralysis 1
The diaphragmatic paralysis was treated with a Bragg Paul
apparatus, borrowed from Ilford Isolation Hospital.
One late laryngeal tracheotomy was performed (died).
Serum Reaction.
4 patients developed serum reaction.
Bacteriological Examinations.
Number of swabs examined 644
Swabs sent from outside 109
65 were found to be positive; among them was one aural
swab.


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