|Item title:||Plague and cholera|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/70) |
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|AJRP module:||Australian War Memorial official records|
|AJRP series:||Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications|
|AJRP sub-series:||ATIS research reports|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 12/70|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 12/-|
|Quantity / desc:||15 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||27/10/1944|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||DISEASES, EPIDEMICS, HEALTH, CHOLERA, NATIVES, CIVILIANS, HYGIENE AND SANITATION, LATRINES, PREVENTATIVE HEALTH SERVICES, DISINFECTION AND DECONTAMINATION|
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|Area:||Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)|
Malaya–British Borneo (Malaysia & Singapore)
French Indochina (Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia)
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report issued on 27 October 1944 on the incidences of plague and cholera encountered by the Japanese in the Asia-Pacific area. It contains information on routine inoculations provided in the Japanese Army, the incidence of plague among civilian and military personnel, the incidence of cholera, quarantine and anti-epidemic measures (including a report on the eradication of infectious cholera), and epidemic regulations. The appendix comprises a map indicating the spread of cholera throughout the Asia-Pacific and the fact that Allied forces were advancing into epidemic areas. The report concluded that the Japanese enforced strict controls over the inoculation of personnel and quarantine regulations. They had encountered no serious plague outbreaks except for a minor outbreak in Java; the majority of plague and cholera outbreaks occurred in Manchuria, China and Burma among civilians. However, the report warns that as the Allies moved towards areas where the Japanese had encountered disease, additional precautions were essential.|
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