London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Kingston upon Thames 1949

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Kingston-upon-Thames]

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Cases of Scabies and Contacts Treated

YearNo. TreatedTotal cases and contacts treated
CasesContacts
1945341251592
1946152190342
194710888196
19486382145
1949271845
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Analysis into age groups of cases and contacts treated

YearMalesFemales
Under 5 Years5 yrs to 14 yrs.Over 14 YearsUnder 5 Years5 yrs. to 14 yrs.Over 14 Years
1945351131371780210
19462348771969106
1947104426234053
1948123325141843
1949110117412
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INFESTATION BY HEAD LICE
During 1949 there was no evidence of special
incidence of infestation by head lice.
D.D.T. preparations were used in addition to the
usual cleansing by water and soft soap or shampoo.
The measures described in previous reports are
still in force and fulfil the terms of Circular 2831,
Ministry of Health.
It was not found necessary to take any statutory
action for infestation by lice during the year.


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