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 Ilford]
(ix) SWINE FEVER ORDER OF 1938
A telephonic notice was given on 19th September by the Animal
Health Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food,
Chelmsford, that a pig was suspected as suffering from swine fever.
Accordingly a Notice, Form A, under the Order was served on the Farm
in the Borough, prohibiting the movement of pigs and for the taking of
necessary precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
A Notice was received from the Ministry withdrawing the notice
in Form A which was served on 19th September in respect of the above
PREVENTION OF DAMAGE BY PESTS ACT, 1949. _ The Council
has appointed a whole-time Rodent Operative. Where infestation has been
ascertained on inspection the services of the Rodent Operative are made
available to secure effective disinfestation. In the case of business
premises these services are offered on a contractural basis, a practice
which is greatly appreciated by most business firms.