The Influenza Epidemic. Dr. Turner’s Note.

Dr. J.A. Turner, Executive Health Officer of Bombay Municipality, has submitted a report on the recent outbreak of an influenza-like fever epidemic in Bombay. He says the first intimation he had of any unusual sickness in the city was on the 22nd June when many employees of offices, banks etc., and millhands had absented owing to the attack of fever. Bombay, during June, says Dr. Turner, may be compared to huge incubator with suitable media already prepared for the dissemination of the germs of the disease, the temperature, moisture and material in suitable conditions, an overcrowded city with a large working class population living in conditions which lend themselves to the rapid spread of the disease, either insect-borne or from personal contact.

Source: Read Full Article