Report, Band 7

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Seite 257 - Many facts, such as the seasonal incidence and rural prevalence of the disease, have seemed to indicate that some insect or animal host, as yet unrecognized, may be a necessary factor in the spread of poliomyelitis, but specific evidence to this effect is lacking, and the weight of present opinion inclines to the view that poliomyelitis is exclusively a human disease and is spread by personal contact, whatever other causes may be found to contribute to its spread. In personal contact we mean to include...
Seite 258 - On account of (a) the numerous instances where diagnosis is not made until late, so that the patient is not isolated for several weeks after the date of onset and yet no apparent secondary cases appear...
Seite 257 - ... specific evidence to this effect is lacking, and the weight of present opinion inclines to the view that poliomyelitis is exclusively a human disease and is spread by personal contact, whatever other causes may be found to contribute to its spread. In personal contact we mean to include all the usual opportunities, direct or indirect, immediate or intermediate, for the transference of body discharges from person to person, having in mind as a possibility that the infection may occur through contaminated...
Seite 368 - Health may require, have been submitted in duplicate and approved by the board so far as relates to their sanitary features. All construction shall take place in accordance with the plans as approved, whether with or without modification.
Seite 84 - Diseases of the bones (tuberculosis excepted) Diseases of the joints (tuberculosis and rheumatism excepted) Amputations Other diseases of the organs of locomotion Total.
Seite 259 - The committee recommends that unless a special covering and gloves be worn (a) the physician and nurse shall so handle the patient that discharges shall not soil their clothing and special care being taken to prevent droplet infection; (b) the physician and nurse shall thoroughly wash their hands before leaving the premises. HOSPITALIZATION. The...
Seite 257 - The duration of infectivity being unknown, the period of isolation must necessarily be arbitrary. Six weeks has been recommended by the Conference of State and Territorial Health Officers with the Surgeon-General of the Public Health Service as sufficient, and this period has been generally accepted throughout the United States.
Seite 259 - The committee approves the removal to hospitals of patients affected with poliomyelitis when proper isolation and satisfactory care for the patient cannot be secured in the home...
Seite 327 - California to attend the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association at which he was to read a paper on his experiences with diphtheria immunization.
Seite 259 - Household pets should be excluded from the sickroom. (i) In the presence of poliomyelitis a search for, and a careful examination of, all ill children should be made. All children having fever should be isolated pending the diagnosis. (j) Prompt reporting of all recognized or suspected cases, personally or by telegraph, or by telephone, is essential, in addition to the written report required by law. (k) Weekly reports by state and territorial health authorities should be made to the United States...

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