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Walthamstow 1909

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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The deaths from Measles and Whooping Cough since 1889 onwards were as follows:—

18891890189118921893189418951896189718981899
Measles40141283938719193932
WhoopingCough54163234251537212434
1900190119021903190419051906190719081909
Measles3431452553539313611
WhoopingCough5426233433321876246
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The following figures are supplied by Mr. Jones, Superintendent of
Attendance Officers, and show the number of children away from
school during the year owing to Measles and Whooping Cough:—

TABLE XIX.

Sickness Return, from January, 1909, to December, 1909.

Month EndingMeasles.Whooping Cough.Total.
January1889107
February7578153
March17583258
April (Easter Holiday—1 week)294125419
May (Whitsun Holiday—1 week)380308688
June343541884
July4781,0011,479
August---
(Midsummer Holiday—4 weeks) September78708786
October39802841
November11588599
December (Christmas Holiday—2 weeks)9583592
Total1,9004,9066,806
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The numbers for each month are the sum of the weekly returns, and
therefore represent nearly four-fold the actual number affected.


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