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City of London 1939

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Port of London]

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RATS DESTROYED DURING 1939. Table E,

(a)(b)(c)
No. of Rats DestroyedNo. of Rats ExaminedNo. of Rats found to be Infected with Plague.
2,933790Nil.
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Table F.

(2) in Docks, Quays, Wharves and Warehouses.

(a)(b)(c)
No. of Rats DestroyedNo. of Rats ExaminedNo. of Rats found to be infected with Plague.
4,1641 ,309Nil.
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Table G.

Measures of Rat Destruction on Plague "Infected" or "Suspected" Vessels or Vessels from Plague Infected Ports arriving in the Port during the year.

Number of Vessels fumigated by S0227
Number of Rats killed334 (32 Mice)
Number of Vessels fumigated by HON46
Number of Rats killed643
(207Mice)
Number of Vessels on which Trapping, Poisoning, etc were employed950
Number of Rats killed1.397
Number of Vessels on which measures of Rat Destruction were not carried out.......................1 ,316
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Table H.

Deratisation Certificates and Deratisation Exemption Certificates issued, during the Year.

Number of Ships983
Number of Deratisation Certificates Issued:
After fumigation with HON 56
After fumigation with Sulphur..... 33
After fumigation with HON and Sulphur 1
After Trapping;, poisoning, etc90
Number of Deratisation Exemption Certificates issued893
983
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