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East Ham 1948

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

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As compared with 1947, the notifications for Scarlet Fever
increased from 179 to 222, Diphtheria decreased from 46 to 14,
Measles increased from 964 to 1,559, and Whooping Cough from
430 to 578.
The one case of Typhoid Fever notified was ascertained upon
enquiry to have been infected on passage from Australia.
The deaths from the seven principal zymotic diseases (Smallpox,
Whooping Cough, Measles, Diphtheria, Diarrhoea, Scarlet
Fever and Enteric Fever) numbered 7, as compared with 15 for
The zymotic death rate was 0.05 per 1,000 population as
compared with a rate of 0.12 for the previous year.
No cases of Smallpox were reported.

In the following table the notification rates per 1,000 civilian population are shewn :—


NotificationsEngland and Wales126 County Boroughs & Great Towns including London148 Smaller Towns Besident Population 25,000-50,000 at1931 CensusLondon Adm. CountyEast Ham
Scarlet Fever1.731.901.821.371.83
Whooping Cough3.423.513.313.134.77
Acute Poliomyelitis...
Acute Polioencephalitis0.
Diphtheria ...
Pneumonia ...0.730.840.600.570.91
Typhoid Fever0.
Paratyphoid Fever ...
Cerebro-Spinal Fever0.
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