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INFANTILE COMPLAINT.

WORST OF OUTBREAK OVER.

(Per Press Association.)

DUNEDIN, February 23. .Inquiry at the local Health Office elicited the fact that only one case of infantile paralysis had been reported during the past two weeks, whereas at the commencement' of the outbreak, one, two, and three cases per day were reported. The Health Department therefore hopes that .the worst of the outbreak is over. In all, 24 cases in Dunedin and suburbs have been brought under the notice of the Department, while others have occurred in outside districts. Of the 24 cases, only three ■: occurred in children of school age, The other children attacked ranged in age frbin eigi months to five years. The majority of the cases have been mild, ■ and several children have almost completely recovered. One doctor reports that in four well-marked cases which were attended to in the earlier stages of the disease the patients have also been almost completely cured.

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INFANTILE COMPLAINT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914

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INFANTILE COMPLAINT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914

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