• Short Summary

    JAPANESE HEALTH AUTHORITIES HAVE CLAMPED STRICT HEALTH RESTRICTIONS ON ALL SHIPMENTS OF FOOD FROM TAIWAN, CHINA, FOLLOWING A RECENT OUTBREAK OF PARACHOLERA ON THE ISLAND.

  • Description

    JAPANESE HEALTH AUTHORITIES HAVE CLAMPED STRICT HEALTH RESTRICTIONS ON ALL SHIPMENTS OF FOOD FROM TAIWAN, CHINA, FOLLOWING A RECENT OUTBREAK OF PARACHOLERA ON THE ISLAND. SALES OF BANANAS FROM TAIWAN HAVE BEEN BANNED THROUGHOUT JAPAN TO PREVENT A POSSIBLE OUTBREAK OF THE DEADLY DISEASE, - SIMILAR TO ASIATIC CHOLERA. CARGO SHIPS ARRIVING IN JAPAN WITH FRUIT FROM TAIWAN HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO DUMP THEIR CARGOES IN THE SEA BEFORE ENTERING PORT.

    TAIWAN FRUIT ALREADY IN JAPAN BEFORE THE BAN WAS IMPOSED HAS BEEN SEIZED ON GOVERNMENT ORDERS, TAKEN TO DUMPING GROUNDS AND BURNED. ABOUT 80,000 BASKETS OF BANANAS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM WHOLESALERS' WAREHOUSES AND BURNED. ON AUG 8 A SHIPMENT OF BANANAS WAS FILMED BEING CARTED TO A TOKYO DUMPING GROUND AND SET ABLAZE WHILE FIREMEN STOOD BY TO PREVENT FLAMES GETTING OUT OF CONTROL.

    SO FAR NO CASES OF PARACHOLERA HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN JAPAN, ALTHOUGH 17 JAPANESE SEAMEN FROM SHIPS JUST BACK FROM TAIWAN WERE FOUND TO BE CARRYING PARACHOLERA GERMS. THEY WERE SWIFTLY TRACED, INOCULATED AND QUARANTINED.

    MEANWHILE, ALL SEA AND AIR PASSENGERS FROM TAIWAN ARE BEING CAREFULLY CHECKED ON ARRIVAL FOR UP-TO-DATE IMMUNIZATION AGAINST PARACHOLERA. NEARLY 200 CASES OF PARACHOLERA HAD BEEN REPORTED IN TAIWAN UP TO AUG 4. ELEVEN VICTIMS HAVE SO FAR DIED. EARLIER THIS YEAR, PARACHOLERA CLAIMED 3,000 LIVES IN THE PHILIPPINES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6RYX2O5RQSD61NLZ6WFUZ8PQ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6RYX2O5RQSD61NLZ6WFUZ8PQ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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