• Short Summary

    THERE ARE NOW 40 CONFIRMED CASES OF CHOLERA IN HONGKONG, AND 19 MORE SUSPECTED VICTIMS.?

  • Description

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    MLS. WORKERS CLEANING FOOD MARKET. (2 SHOTS)
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    2.
    MS. PAN..FROM RUBBISH TO JUNKS AT YAN-MA-TEI TYPHOON SHELTER.
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    3.
    MS. JUNKS.
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    LS. RAILWAY STATION AT BORDER.
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    NOTICE ABOUT CHOLERA CERTIFICATE.
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    MLS. PASSENGERS ARRIVING FORM CHINA MAINLAND. (2 SHOTS)
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    SIGNBOARD "CHOLERA INOCULATION" - PAN..TO QUEUE.
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    MLS. POLICE CHECKING CERTIFICATES.
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    MS. NURSES INOCULATING PEOPLE.
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    10.
    MS. DITTO.
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    LS. POLICE CONTROLLING QUEUE.
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    MCU. BOY RECEIVES A "SHOT"
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    MCU. GIRL DITTO.
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    MLS. PAN.. OF QUEUE.
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    Background: THERE ARE NOW 40 CONFIRMED CASES OF CHOLERA IN HONGKONG, AND 19 MORE SUSPECTED VICTIMS. FOUR PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY DIED IN THE OUTBREAK, WHICH HAS BEEN RAGING IN NEIGHBOURING SOUTHERN CHINA FOR WEEKS.

    AN INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN TO INOCULATE THE 3,200,000 POPULATION, QUARANTINE CONTACTS, AND CLEAN UP THE CITY WAS RUSHED INTO OPERATION IMMEDIATELY THE OUTBREAK WAS DETECTED LAST WEEK. ONE MILLION WERE INOCULATED BEFORE VACCINE SUPPLIES RAN OUT AUG 19, BUT A QUARTER OF A MILLION MORE PEOPLE WERE INOCULATED AUG 21 WHEN BULK SUPPLIES ARRIVED FROM BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA AND INDIA.

    A MARINE DEPARTMENT LAUNCH SENT TEAMS ABOARD MORE THAN 550 FISHING CRAFT AND INOCULATED ABOUT 6,500 FISHERMEN. OTHERS WERE INOCULATED AS THEY CAME ASHORE TO MARKET THEIR CATCH.

    AUTHORITIES ARE CHECKING RESTAURANTS AND FOOD-SHOPS, WHILE EMPLOYEES OF THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT ARE CLEANING UP MARKET PLACES, REFUSE DUMPS, AND INSPECTING OVERCROWDED COMMUNITIES. JUNKS HUDDLED TOGETHER IN THE HARBOUR HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY SINGLED OUT FOR INSPECTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1MUISE17FFH2I9YCQWZ9HSIZ2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MUISE17FFH2I9YCQWZ9HSIZ2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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