• Short Summary

    SWISS ARMY MEDICAL TEAMS INTENSIFIED THEIR SEARCH TO PINPOINT THE SOURCE OF THE TYPHOID EPIDEMIC IN ZERMATT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AS THE LAST FEW TOURISTS QUIT THE RESORT AT THE HEIGHT OF THE WINTER SPORTS SEASON.

  • Description

    SWISS ARMY MEDICAL TEAMS INTENSIFIED THEIR SEARCH TO PINPOINT THE SOURCE OF THE TYPHOID EPIDEMIC IN ZERMATT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AS THE LAST FEW TOURISTS QUIT THE RESORT AT THE HEIGHT OF THE WINTER SPORTS SEASON.RED CROSS TRUCKS CARRYING DISINFECTANT AND SUPPLIES RUMBLED THROUGH NEAR-DESERTED STREETS PAST CHALETS, HOTELS AND BARS NOW SHUTTERED AND CLOSED.

    SOLDIERS ARE VISITING EVERY HOUSE WHERE TYPHOID ILLNESS HAS BEEN REPORTED TO DISINFECT PLACES WHERE INFECTION MAY LURK.MEANWHILE, MEDICAL EXPERTS HAVE WIDENED THEIR HUNT FOR THE SOURCE OF THE DISEASE WHICH HAS CLAIMED SEVERAL LIVES AND HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS LOCALLY AND AMONG VISITORS FROM FRANCE, ITALY, WEST GERMANY, HOLLAND, BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.

    SUSPICION CENTRES ON A BURST WATER PIPE IN THE CENTRE OF ZERMATT BUT NOTHING CONCLUSIVE HAS BEEN PROVED.THE TOWN WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS UNTIL IT IS PRONOUNCED FREE OF THE DISEASE.

    THE TWO-WEEK EPIDEMIC HAS CAUSED A WAVE OF ACCUSATIONS OF INEFFICIENCY AGAINST ZERMATT AMONG THE SWISS PRESS AND MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS.CONCERN IS BEING FELT THAT THE ENTIRE SWISS TOURIST INDUSTRY WILL SUFFER AS A RESULT OF THE OUTBREAK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAACLBQB3BAN4WZ77AL4KYSXBG
    Media URN:
    VLVAAACLBQB3BAN4WZ77AL4KYSXBG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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