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Richmond upon Thames 1953

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Richmond]

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SECTION F- PREVALENCE OF, AND CONTROL OVER, INFECTIOUS AND OTHER DISEASES.

(Civilians only).

Diseases.Total Cases Notified.Cases Admitted to Hospitals.Total Deaths.
Scarlet Fever5210
Pueperal Pyrexia
Pneumonia15817
Erysipelas51
Measles3307
Whooping Cough26171
Poliomyelitis Paralytic601
Poliomyelitis Non Paralytic11
Dysentery38
Ophthalmia Neonatorum2
Food Poisoning103261
Malaria11
Total8146720
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FOOD POISONING.
Total number of outbreaks 3
Number of cases notified 103
Number of deaths 1
DIPHTHERIA IMMUNISATION.
Number of children immunised for the first time during the
year 1953 : —
(a) Pre-school children (under 5 years) 441
(b) Between 5 and 15 years 19
Total 460
Grand Total of Children in the Borough who have received
immunising treatment by the end of the year : -
(a) Under 5 years 1923
(b) Between 5 and 15 years 4649
Number of Children given re-inforcing doses
during 1953 544


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