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July 14, 1951

ECUADOR

JAMA. 1951;146(11):1061. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670110081029

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Abstract

Yellow Fever.  —Yellow fever disappeared from Ecuador for many years after the campaign against the disease, which was carried on under the direction of Dr. Noguchi, several years ago. Recently the disease reappeared in a municipality 100 km. from Esmeraldas City, in the mountains in the northeast part of the country. About 50 cases of the disease, identified as the jungle form of yellow fever, occurred. A campaign of vaccination against yellow fever was successfully completed. The authorities state the danger is now over.

Maternity Hospital in Quito.  —The Isidro Ayora maternity hospital was opened on May 26. It is named for the greatest obstetrician of Ecuador. The hospital, the construction and equipment of which are very much up-to-date, occupies a total area of 7,344 square meters, with a capacity of 210 beds and a space of 40 square meters per bed. It was equipped by donations from the United

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