December 17, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(25):2129. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690250051021

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Trypanosomiasis in the Congo Region  In an article on the state of health in the Congo colony, Dr. Rodhain gives an account of the results of the crusade against trypanosomiasis, for this is still the disease that affects most seriously the sanitary situation in the colony. The sanitary regulations are well enforced. While the practical means of destroying the tsetse fly are limited, the health service can render carriers free from the organisms, a large proportion of whom are permanently cured by the available trypanocidal medication. The research requires systematic and repeated examination of a population that lives in scattered communities over a wide extent of territory. In 1924, 1,305,469 natives were given special examinations in the search for evidence of trypanosomiasis, and more than 50,000 patients were treated. While these figures represent considerable effort, the work done is still inadequate in many sections.

Compensation for Persons Suffering from Occupational 

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