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East Ham 1949

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

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Infectious Diseases.

The quarterly returns to the Registrar-General were as follows:—

DiseaseQtr. endingQtr. endingQtr. endingQtr. endingTotal.
31/3/4930/6/4930/9/4931/12/49
Scarlet Fever434069137289
Whooping Cough2272154010498
Acute Poliomyelitis15713
Measles7123413961,098
Diphtheria112
Pneumonia551431688
Food Poisoning...134
Erysipelas429924
Cerebro-Spinal Fever12126
Puerperal Pyrexia112
Ophthalmia Neonatorum2114
Dysentery11
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The deaths from the seven principal zymotic diseases (Smallpox,
Whooping Cough, Measles, Diphtheria, Diarrhoea, Scarlet
Fever and Enteric Fever) numbered 6, as compared with 7 for the
previous year and 15 for 1947.
The zymotic death rate was 0.049 per 1,000 population as
compared with a rate of 0.05 for 1948.
No cases of smallpox were reported.
In the following table the notification rates for 1949 per 1,000
civilian population arc shewn:—

TABLE 7.

NotificationsEngland and Wales126 County Boroughs & Great Towns including London148 Smaller Towns Resident Population 25,000-50,000 at 1931 CensusLondon Adm. CountyEast Ham
Scarlet Fever1.631.721.831.462.36
Whooping Cough1.392.442.391.704.09
Acute Poliomyelitis0.130.130.120.180.10
Acute Polioencephalitis0.010.010.020.01_
Measles8.958.919.188.549.00
Diphtheria0.040.050.040.070.01
Pneumonia0.800.910.650.550.72
Typhoid Fever0.010.010.010.01
Paratyphoid Fever0.010.020.010.01
Erysipelas0.190.200.190.170.19
Smallpox0.000.000.000.00
Cerebro-Spinal Fever0.020.030.020.020.04
Food Poisoning0.140.160.140.190.03
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