India and the Colonies

1896 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
sons; and wlhat steps, if any, were being taken to check the ravages of the disease.-Mr. CHAPLIN said, in reply, that the number of cases of smallpox notifled to the Local Government Board during the four weeks ended March 2Ist was 414, 155 being in respect of the last-mentioned week. He had not received particulars as to the number of deaths which had occurred since his answer to the question of Mr. Radcliffe Cooke on March zgth. No details as to particular schools or as to the proportion of
more » ... aths among vaccinated and unvaccinated persons were as yet available. He was informed by the town council that they had done all they, could in the way of hospital isolation and disinfection to check the spread of the disease, but he was advised that the only effective means of controlling the extension was the adoption of a general system of vaccination and revaccination. He was informed by the guardians that every facility was being afforded by them for vaccination and revaccination, that both operations were being carried out very largely, and that the guardians at their last meeting resolved to entorce the Vaccination Acts, which, he understood, had been in suspension for the last nine years.
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