Otago Daily Times

Leprosy case in the north


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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