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FOREIGN AND INSULAR. 



AUSTRALIA. 



Report from Melbourne — Plague in New South Wales and Western 
A ustralia — Examination of roden ts for plague infection. 

The following was received from Consul-General Bray: 
The department of public health of New South Wales reports for 
the week ended March 17, 7 plague cases at Sydney. The patients 
were all infected at the same place, a warehouse in the city. Plague 
infection was found in a rat taken from one of the workrooms in the 
warehouse. During the weeks ended March 17 and 24 1,709 rodents 
were examined for plague infection; 5 were found to be infected. 

The department of health at Perth reports for the three weeks ended 
March 10, 17, and 24, 2 cases and 1 death of plague at Geraldton, and 
3 cases and 1 death at Fremantle. Rodents were examined as follows: 
Perth, 341, infected, 48; Fremantle, 449, infected, 7; number exam- 
ined at Geraldton not reported; no infection found. 



BRITISH HONDURAS. 



Report from Belize, fruit port. — Mosquitoes not prevalent- 
terns screened. 



Water' cis- 



Acting Assistant Surgeon Cooke reports as follows: Week ended 
April 27, 1906. Present officially estimated population, 9,000; gen- 
eral sanitary condition of this port and the surrounding country during 
the week, good. Mosquitoes are relatively scarce here at present, 
owing to the prevailing dry season. The greater number of water 
cisterns have been screened. 

Bills of health were issued to the following-named vessels: 



Date. 



Apr. 20 
21 
21 



Vessel. 



Anselm 
Belize.. 
Osceola 



Destination. 



New Orleans 

Mobile 

Boston via Cen tral 
American ports. 



Number 
of crew. 



Number of 

passengers 

from this 

port. 



Number of Pieces of 
passengers baggage 
in transit, disinfected. 



CHINA. 



Report from Hongkong — Quarantine restrictions — Plague and 

smallpox. 

Passed Assistant Surgeon White reports, March 24, as follows: 
Week ended March 24, 1906: 

Restrictions enforced by Hongkong remain as reported on Septem- 
ber 9, 1905. 

481 



May 11, 1906 482 

To the restrictions enforced against Hongkong as reported on 
March 17, 1906, the following have been added: 



Place or port. Nature of measure. 



Indo-China Hongkong declared an infected port. 

Niuchwang Do. 

Singapore Do. 

Communicable diseases: Plague, 15 cases, 15 deaths; smallpox, 19 
cases, 5 deaths. 

Emigrants recommended for rejection. 

Number of emigrants per steamship Mongolia recommended, March 
17, 1906, for rejection: For Honolulu, 4; for San Francisco, 15; in 
transit, 39. 

Per steamship Nippon Maru: For Honolulu, 1; for San Francisco, 
19; in transit, 16. 

Report from, Shanghai — Inspection of vessel — Smallpox. 

Acting Assistant Surgeon Ransom reports, April 4, as follows: 

Week ended March 31, 1906. One supplemental bill of health 
issued to the steamship China, and 1 vessel, 171 crew and 69 steerage 
passengers, inspected. Nine pieces of baggage were inspected and 
passed. 

No quarantinable diseases were reported from outports. 

Smallpox is still present in the settlement, but the disease appears 
to be on the decline, due to some extent, no doubt, to the improved 
weather conditions prevailing. 

COSTA RICA. 

Report from, Limon, fruit port. 

Acting Assistant Surgeon Goodman reports as follows: Week ended 
April 28, 1906. Estimated population, 5,000; general sanitary condi- 
tion of this port and the surrounding country during the week, good. 

Bills of health were issued to the following-named vessels: 



Date. : Vessel. 



| Number of i vr„ ml .„-„f 

Destination : Number passengers "a ™nle?s 

Destination. Qf erew from thig , passengers 

port. ln lranslt - 



Apr. 22 ] San Jose I Boston 44 

23 | PrinzAugustWilhelm I New York 91 

25 | Origen I New Orleans 

26 I Venus do ®) 

27 I Zent New York i 53 

28 Ellis NewOrleans ! 33 



3 j 

78 i 21 

24 i 4 



3 i 

8 I 



One bill of health for Panaman ports was viseed.