• Short Summary

    HONG KONG HAS BEEN HIT BY AN OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA, THE WORST FOR FIVE YEARS.?

  • Description

    HONG KONG HAS BEEN HIT BY AN OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA, THE WORST FOR FIVE YEARS. SIX CASES HAVE BEEN DETECTED IN JUST OVER A WEEK. AN INOCULATION CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN STARTED AND NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF THE BRITISH COLONY'S FOUR MILLION POPULATION HAVE BEEN INJECTED.

    THE FIRST CASE, A 64-YEAR-OLD MAN, WAS DISCOVERED ON JULY 5, AND ALL SIX VICTIMS COME FROM RESETTLEMENT AREAS IN KOWLOON, WHERE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS LIVE IN CHEAP HIGH-RISE APARTMENT BLOCKS IN ONE OF THE MOST CROWDED LIVING AREAS IN THE WORLD.

    THE VICTIMS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE EATEN AT OPEN-AIR FOOD STALLS SHORTLY BEFORE THEY BECAME ILL. ALL CASES ARE REPORTED TO BE IN A "SATISFACTORY" CONDITION.

    PEOPLE WISHING TO TRAVEL ABROAD FROM HONG KONG ARE NOW REQUIRED TO CARRY A VALID CERTIFICATE OF INOCULATION.

    THE WORST CHOLERA OUTBREAK IN HONG KONG IN RECENT YEARS WAS IN 1961, WHEN 15 PEOPLE DIED. SINCE 1964 ONLY ONE CASE HAD BEEN REPORTED BEFORE THE CURRENT OUTBREAK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4YA65ZJ8GS5I0TWW9D5MHF1U3
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YA65ZJ8GS5I0TWW9D5MHF1U3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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