March 21, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(12):958-959. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720380046020

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Recrudescence of Cerebrospinal Fever  Cerebrospinal fever, which has recently been reported in various parts of the world, has now been observed in England. Periodic increases in the incidence of this relatively rare disease are not unusual. The total notified cases in England and Wales in 1929 was 650, which is above the average, and in 1930, 666. In the present year 230 cases have already been reported among civilians. They have shown a scattered distribution over thirty-six counties, but there has been some concentration in the West Riding of Yorkshire, where seventy-nine cases have occurred. In the army a local prevalence of influenza has been associated with a number of cases of cerebrospinal meningitis. Thus, since January 31, thirteen cases have been notified in the Aldershot Command and six among the Air Force at Uxbridge. At Aldershot, with the exception of a fatal case in a nurse in attendance on

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