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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: 




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Number of 


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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, 
as follows: 

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- 
tine regulations: 

(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 

Rejected 74 


(a) Inspected and labeled 10 

(6) Disinfected and labeled 2,021 

Return of quarantinable diseases: Plague, 25 cases, 24 deaths; smallpox, 38 cases, 
29 deaths. 

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 
transit, 17. 


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.