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Influenza Encyclopedia

ï~~ MINNEAPOLIS DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, LABORATORY REPORT. Supplies sent to culture stations: BACTERIOLOGICAL Culture tubes 1,844, Sputum bottles 169,....................--- Widal outfits 20, Wassermann outfits 209............................................ Total......_.................................................................................... Throat Cultures examined: Clinical cases of diphtheria. -................-............................._... Carrier cases of diphtheria _..........-............................._... Cultures for release showing diphtheria................................._.._.. Total negative cultures...-...............__.............. _........_......... Cultures that did not develop......_-------......._........-.-........ Total........................_.._.._.... Other zaminations: sputum examinations: positive 30, negative 136___......_....._........ Widal test: positive 1; negative 18......._._ Paratyphoid: positive 4, negative 5_......_.__........... _.._ _...... Wassermann test: positive 220, negative 232._._...__..._.......... Complement fixation test for gonorrhea: positive 5, negative 1 7.... Complement fixation test for tuberculosis: positive 0, negative 4............ Dishwater 18, urine 13, miscellaneous 186_._...___........... _.........._................ Gonococcus: positive 22, negative 133-.............. Blood cultures, 1, cultures examined.for meningitis 4_......__......._.. _... 2013 229 2234 45 8 68 1391 14 1526 166 19 9 452 22 4 217 155 /5 1062 AUGUST, 1919 RABIES. Rabies is a true infective disease and is transmitted solely by inoculation, generally by the bite of an affected animal. The virus is fixed and endogenous, that' is - to say, the. animal body is absolutely necessary lqr. its natural develop menit. The;..period of incubation varies from 18 days to six weeks or longer with -an.average. of about,25:,days. Symtoms-The clinical appearance of.. rabies- occurs in two forms, namely, fros rablies and! dutmb' rabies.. The. two-are only. different fr~ fteVn; disease and: not, two: different diseass-Rabies run an:acute and invartably -Total the premonitary stage, ight> hours, and: is chai-, of.the.::animal.The Â~;ritible?:or; shows just ssa- nd.-a capricious and Iisease. -,In -some " cases rgusestheinimnal =to bite. teaup: whatever comes of ject4, Â~such as 'stones, tusslivin:swallowing and Food examinations: Meat 3, water 37" Milk 1 17, cream 3 3..._....................i.................__.........:.:._.:_......40 190 Total.: Clintcal work dune i laboratory:. Wassermanni s taken 69, gynecological examinations 5.S.... 74 - Throat " cultures taken.15 7, smallpox vaccinations' 213:..... 3 70 Total -........ -.. -.. 444. ' ' Â~ BACTERIAL Â~ B,.. - '.: _ _';?:. ' - j iv

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