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Southall-Norwood 1903

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Southall-Norwood]

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The following Tables shows the various localities in which the diseases occurred:—

South side.North side.Hayes Bridge.Norwood Village.L.C. Asylum.St. Marylebone Schools.White St.North Hyde.
Scarlet Fever302...24.
Enteric Fever11......
Small Pox2......
Chicken Pox643.5.1..

Twelve cases of Scarlet Fever, 2 cases of Diphtheria and 3 of
Membranous Croup were treated at home, the remainder were
removed to Hospital for treatment.

Scarlet Fever.

The number of cases notified was 65 compared with 56 for 1901. Of this number 36 were males and 29 females. The cases occurred at the following ages :—

Cases were notified every month, May excepted:—
Month.Jan.Feb.Mar.AprilMayJuneJuly Aug.Sept.Oct.Nov.Dec.
No. of cases586504844948
The number of infected houses was as follows :—
North,South1, North Hyde,White St.,St. Marylebone Schools,
Incidence of Scarlet Fever per 1,000 of Population.
Average incidence per 1,000 for years 1893—1897.Average incidence per 1,000 for years 1898—1902.

1.—In three cases on which I reported in August there appeared
to be fairly conclusive evidence as to the origin of infection. One of
the Patients was an adult, notified in the peeling stage he had
suffered from slight illness and sore throat, a little time previously
but had not sought medical advice, A visitor in the house, from
Liverpool, had an attack of "sore throat" shortly after her arrival