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December 1932

Public Health Reports.

Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(6):1382. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950130232022

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For the period from May 22 to June 18, 1932, typhoid fever rose in its usual seasonal incidence, particularly in the East North Central, South Central and Mountain and Pacific Group. Poliomyelitis also rose in all sections, although still being 13 per cent below the corresponding time of last year. Measles also shows an increase, there being 63,506 cases reported. This rise was particularly in the East North Central States.

Smallpox, scarlet fever, influenza, diphtheria and meningitis all show a decrease.

The average mortality rate was 10.7 per thousand. This is the lowest mortality rate reported in the last seven years for which records are available.

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