Otago Daily Times

Le­prosy case in the north

- Health

Re­cently a le­prosy case was dis­cov­ered in the back blocks of the Tau­marunui district (says the Do­min­ion). The Health De­part­ment took all pre­cau­tions to pre­vent in­fec­tion as soon as the case was dis­cov­ered, and is now trans­fer­ring the pa­tient, a Maori man, to Quail Is­land, where he will re­ceive med­i­cal at­ten­tion and be prop­erly cared for. The dis­cov­ery of this case, the sixth known in the do­min­ion, is not viewed with alarm, as the in­fec­tiv­ity of le­prosy is not high, and cases are of ex­tremely rare oc­cur­rence. — ODT, 22.11.1920.

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