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TELEGRAPHIC

From Our Special Correspondent.

By Eleotkio Telkgraph,

INFANTILE PARALYSIS.

REPORTED EPIDEMIC IN DUNEDIN. Dumedjh, January 15. The Health Department warns parent g

hat nn epidrmic of infantile paralysis is ga : ning gron id here.

Chbistchukch, January 15. The above telegram was referred to a leal medical men th a morning by a 'News" reporter, and some inteivftingpar- - ticulsrs obtained regarding.the disease. The Facts summed up are these: In the pact f here have been sporadic cises of infanti'e paralysis in New Zealand, but so far as is known no epidemic. -The d'sea-e is ■ believed (o be caused by an organism and is infectious. It is only recently that the in fectioujness of the disease has been dis oovered. The disease usually res lits either in death, or in pernnnent disabl ment. Tt is not confined to children. It ia believed that with proper preciutions the epidemio can be prevented fiom spreading to Christchurch. The opinion is held by sotre mad' o cal men that the epidemio has reached Dunedin from America, where it has been rife of late.

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TELEGRAPHIC, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4364, 16 January 1914

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TELEGRAPHIC Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4364, 16 January 1914

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