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I -n- 500 CASES. I giol- MEASLES AT MORRIS- TON IIJtJVENILE POPULATION DOWN." I The juvenile population of Morriston are to a very great extent down with measles. I. The epidemic has been lingering for several weeks, and owing to the serious decrease in the attendance the Pentrepoeth School (infants' department) was closed a fortnight ago. The Morriston Infants' School was closed a week ago, the attend- ance having run very low, whilst the only other infants' school (the Graig School) is still open, despite the fact that the attendance last week was below 60 per cent. and included 30 fresh cases. The boys' and girls' departments of both Pentrepoeth and Morriston Schools are still open, but all are seriously affected, but not to such a degree as the Infants' depart- ments. I All the local doctors are busy. Dr. Williams (Pentrepoeth) last week attended 160 cases, and Dr. Gabe (The Cross) is attending another hundred. Dr. Kemp and the other medical men are also kept very busy attending to patients, whilst it can be safely assumed that measles are in many houses where no doctor has been called in, as the disease is not generally regarded as a serious one, the REAL DANGER BEING COMPLICA- TIONS in the shape ot bronchitis, pneumonia,, etc. Both the urban and rural districts are affects. "Measles is widespread in the town here," said Dr. Kemp to a "Post" reporter on Monday morning, "but it cannot be said that the epidemic is alarming. "There are probably some 400 or 500 eases, and as far as numbers go that is rather alarming, but otherwise there is nothing to be alarmed about, because the cases are un- complicated. I have not had a single case of complications, and there has only been one death reported. Practically the whole of the juvenile population of Morriston has got measles, and the only thing is to close the schools for a time." Asked how he could account for the disease being so widespread. Dr. Kemp made the interesting sta,te.ment that it was bound io come. "The fact is." he said. "THE DISEASE IS OVERDUE., Instead of having an epidemic every three years, as is usual, the last outbreak was about five,years ago, so that there are many children growing up who have* not had measles. The disease, perhaps, is more widespread than in past years, but it is also one of the mildest attacks known for a long time, as far as the absence of com- plications is concerned."

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