• Short Summary

    LATEST REPORTS FROM THE SWISS SKI RESORT OF ZERMATT - AT PRESENT FIGHTING AN EPIDEMIC OF TYPHOID - SAY THAT THE OUTBREAK MAY BE UNDER CONTROL.

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    LATEST REPORTS FROM THE SWISS SKI RESORT OF ZERMATT - AT PRESENT FIGHTING AN EPIDEMIC OF TYPHOID - SAY THAT THE OUTBREAK MAY BE UNDER CONTROL. A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER A CONFERENCE OF MEDICAL EXPERTS SAID MEASURES WERE PROVING EFFECTIVE.

    AT PRESENT THERE ARE 39 SUSPECTED OR ESTABLISHED CASES OF TYPHOID IN HOSPITALS IN AND AROUND ZERMATT, BUT A NUMBER OF OTHER CASES MAY B IN THE "INCUBATION PERIOD".

    THERE ARE ABOUT 5,000 PEOPLE IN ZERMATT, IN THE VALAIS CANTON OF SWITZERLAND, MOST OF THEM TOURISTS ON SKI-ING HOLIDAYS OR ATTRACTED BY THE SKI-SPORTS OF WHICH THE GORNERGRAT DERBY IS AN IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL EVENT.

    MEDICAL EXPERTS MET TO DECIDE WHAT MEASURE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO FIGHT THE TYPHOID OUTBREAK, AND WHETHER TO INTRODUCE A VACCINATION SCHEME. DR. P. CALPINI, MEDICAL OFFICER FOR THE VALAIS CANTON SAID THAT THERE WAS NO QUESTION OF ZERMATT BEING PLACED IN QUARANTINE AS TYPHOID WAS NOT A QUARANTINE DISEASE.

    THE OUTBREAK'S ORIGIN HAS NOT BEEN OFFICIALLY ESTABLISHED. BUT IT IS WIDELY BELIEVED THAT THE INFECTION WAS BROUGHT BY AN ITALIAN LABOURER EMPLOYED IN ZERMATT.

    HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE RETURNED HOME FROM ZERMATT WITH THE DISEASE IS NOT KNOWN. IN BRITAIN ALONE 25 PEOPLE, ALL RECENTLY IN ZERMATT, ARE NOW IN ISOLATION HOSPITALS WITH SUSPECTED TYPHOID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA41FJFV61QQXGDTRW022KQKE12
    Media URN:
    VLVA41FJFV61QQXGDTRW022KQKE12
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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