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FOREIGN AND INSULAR.
Report from, Belize, fruit port.
Acting Assistant Surgeon Cooke reports as follows: Week ended
April 6, 1906. Present officially estimated population, 9,000; gen-
eral sanitary condition of this port and the surrounding country during
the week, good. Efforts are being made to improve sanitary conditions.
Bills of health were issued to the following-named vessels:
Reports from Hongkong — Quarantine restrictions — Plague and small-
pox — Summary for February, 1906 — Smallpox at Canton.
Passed Assistant Surgeon White reports, February 2 and March 3,
Week ended March 3, 1906.
Restrictions enforced by Hongkong remain as reported on Septem-
ber 9, 1905.
Restrictions enforced against Hongkong remain as reported on Feb-
ruary 24, 1906.
Return of quarantinable diseases: Plague, 8 cases, 7 deaths; small-
pox, 11 cases, 5 deaths.
Precautions taken at Hongkong during the month of February, 1906, for the protection of
the public health of the United States, the insular territory, and the Republic of
Vessels inspected and granted bills of health 33
Vessels fumigated to kill vermin 1
Examined for diseases contemplated in paragraphs 29 and 67 of the quaran-
(a) Personnel 3,328
(b) Passengers 438
Required to bathe and undergo special examination:
(a) Personnel 2,001
(6) Passengers 304
389 April 20, 1906
Examined for diseases contemplated by the laws controlling immigrants:
Aliens .". 276
(a) Inspected and labeled 10
(6) Disinfected and labeled 2,021
Return of quarantinable diseases: Plague, 25 cases, 24 deaths; smallpox, 38 cases,
The source of smallpox infection was Canton and the vicinity.
Smallpox has appeared epidemically at Singapore. It is the only
quarantinable disease that attacks Europeans to any noticeable extent,
and such cases occur, as a rule, in a severe form.
Emigrants recommended for rejection.
Number of emigrants per steamship Siberia recommended, March
2, 1906, for rejection: For Honolulu, 4; for San Francisco, 20; in
Report from Oienfuegos — Inspection of vessels.
Consul Baehr reports, April 9, as follows:
Week ended April 7, 1906:
Bills of health were issued to 7 vessels bound for the United States
with 180 crew; no passengers.
The sanitary conditions of these vessels were reported good; no
No quarantinable diseases reported at this port during the week.
Report from Habana — Inspection of vessels.
Passed Assistant Surgeon von Ezdorf reports, April 10, as follows:
Week ended April 7, 1906.
Vessels inspected and bills of health issued 25
Vessels not inspected and bills of health issued 10
Crew of outgoing vessels inspected 814
Crew of outgoing vessels not inspected 543
Passengers of outgoing vessels inspected 659
Passengers of outgoing vessels not inspected 79
Vessels fumigated prior to sailing 12
Health certificates issued for Mobile and Florida 349
Certificates of vaccination issued for Colon, Panama 11
Report from Matanzas — Inspection of vessels — Precautionary detention
of steamship Basuta.
Acting Assistant Surgeon Nunez reports, April 8, as follows:
Week ended April 7, 1906: Bills of health issued to 7 vessels bound
to United States ports. One of these, the British steamship Basuta,
originally from Veracruz via Cardenas, was held in precautionary
quarantine while loading in this port. She cleared for Philadelphia
direct, April 2, with all well on board.