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ANTHRAX.

: ; ■■' ,'.. . ,^. LONDON, May 5,. \ In the House of Commons, Sir Hamer Greemtood moved the second reading -of the ! Prevention' • of';"-Anthrax Bill, empowering thfe., prohibition, of the imf porta,tion of goods, infected or likely to be infected, with anthrax, the eompulf sory ■ disinfection; of infected wool or similar: goods, and ■ the establishment of State 'Works for the disinfection of infected goods, at importers' cost. Sir T. Greenwood said that, despite all precautions, the number of cases of anthrax in the wool and allied trades had steadily increased. The Bill was based on the unanimous recommendation of a committee representing the trades concerned. A process had recently been discovered for eliminating the anthrax germ without affection of the material. The cost of establishing the first disinfecting station was estimated at over £40,000.

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ANTHRAX., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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ANTHRAX. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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