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[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Heston and Isleworth]
equal to a case rate of 102 per 1,000 births occurring in the
district, but it will be noted that more than half the cases occurred
at the Infirmary, many of them coming from addresses outside
the district. In the cases visited by the Health Visitors no injury
to the eyesight occurred.
Epidemic Cerebro Spinal Meningitis.
Three cases of this disease were notified, one of which proved
fatal. In the other two cases bacteriological evidence failed to
confirm the original diagnosis. Five suspected cases (4 of them
military cases) came under observation, but bacteriological
examination of swabs or specimens of cerebro spinal fluid proved
negative in all but one (military) case.
Acute Polio Myelitis.
Three cases of this disease were notified, one case being
treated at Mogden Hospital, one at Hounslow Hospital and one
The number of cases notified during the year was 71, the
age and ward distribution being set out in Table II. at the end
of the report.
Other Forms of Tuberculosis.
The number of cases notified during the year was 21, the
age and ward distribution of these being shown in Table II. at
the end of the report.
The localization of the disease in the 19 fatal cases during the year is shown as under:—
|9||Tuberculosis of Meninges.|
|4||„ „ Abdomen.|
|1||„ „ Larynx.|
|1||„ „ Hip.|