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Towns was 132 (an 83 percent increase on the preceding week's total) of which 78 deaths occurred in London and S. E, regions. Of the total deaths, 112 were among persons aged 55 and over. Scotland is as yet unaffected, but there are reports of a few local cases in the Midlands.
During January, 39 counties and 7 independent cities in Virginia reported 241 cases of infectious hepatitis. Of these, 6 counties and 2 independent cities reported 10 or more cases.
Dr. G. E. McDaniel, South Carolina State Board of Health, reports a case of leptospirosis in a caretaker for a group of court apartments. He was responsible for cleaning dog pens after the animals were removed. Leptospira were not isolated but agglutinatin at the CDC laboratories in Chamblee, Georgia, were positive for L, canicola.
Dr. S. C. Kravitz, Epidemic Intelligence Service, USPHS, reports an outbreak of infectious hepatitis in Frederick County, Maryland. A total of 42 cases was reported between November 13, 1952, and January 31, 1953. Most of these cases have been in children attending one school. The disease was found to be mild in all instances. The mode of spread appears to be persorf-toperson. Food, milk, and water seem to be eliminated as a possible source. Teachers and children of the school were inoculated with gamma globulin and family contacts are being injected with the serum. The investigation carried out jointly with the county health officer is still continuing, and a final report will be submitted later.
Suspected Q fever
Dr. G. E. McDaniel reports a suspect case of Q fever in a 37-year-old white man in South Carolina. Two complement fixation tests at CDC laboratories have shown a positive reaction in dilutions of 1:8 and 1:16 approximately a month apart. Further study and other laboratory examinations will be made before this case is positively accepted as Q fever,
Table 1.. COMPARATIVE DATA FOR CASES OF SPECIFIED NOTIFIABLE DISEASES: UNITED STATES
(Numbers after diseases are category numbers of the Sixth Revision of the International Lists, 1948)
Symbols. -1 dash [-] : no cases reported; asterisk  : disease stated not notifiable; parentheses, [1 ) in total; 3 dashes [---] : data not available.
: data not included
Table 2. CASES OF SPECIFIED DISEASES WITH COMPARATIVE DATA: UNIT ED STATES,
EACH DIVISION AND STATE FOR WEEK ENDED FEBRUARY 7, 1953
Correction: The 32 cases of infectious hepatitis reported for Hawaii for the week ended January 17, should have been 3.
Table 2. CASES OF SPECIFIED DISEASES WITH COMPARATIVE DATA: UNITED STATES,
EACH DIVISION AND STATE FOR WEEK ENDED FEBRUARY 7, 1953-Continued
Table 3. CASES OF SPECIFIED DBEASES: SELECTED CITIES FOR WEEK ENDED
FEBRUARY 7, 1953
Table 3. CASES OF SPECIFIED DISEASES: SELECTED CITES FOR WEEK ENDED
FEBRUARY 7, 1953-Continued
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL