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United States Department of State / The executive documents of the House of Representatives for the first session of the fiftieth Congress. 1887-'88
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Japan,   pp. 654-666 PDF (5.6 MB)


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                                JAPAN.
                                No. 409.
                        Mr. Hubbard to Mr. Bayard.
                                 [Extract.]
No. 259.1                   LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
               Tokio, December 10, 1886. (Received January 3, 1887.)
  SmR: As a supplement to my former dispatches advising the Depart-
ment of State from time to time of the progress and fatal results of the
recent cholera epidemic in Japan, I have the honor herewith to trans-
mit the latest statistics, translated from the Japanese Official Gazette,
giving a complete summary to date of the number of cases and- deaths
which have occurred in this country since the outbreak of the plague in
the present year. The rate of mortality is almost unprecedented, and
well calculated to awaken our own authorities at home to the utmost
vigilance in guarding against the importation and introduction of the
disease to the United States from infected countries.
   Since forwarding my No. 232 1 have had interviews with several emi-
nent medical gentlemen long-resident in Japan. They express the fear,
as indicated in my last dispatch on this subject, that cholera here, as in
India, will probably eventually become epidemic, as it has been for sev-
eral consecutive years past declared to have been epidemic.
       I have, etc.,
                                              RICHARD B. HUBBARD.
                             [Inclosdre in No. 259.]
  Since the outbreak of the cholera in Japan this year, to the 6th instant,
the follow-
ing number of cases and deaths have occurred :
Tokyo-fu .........................................................................
K yoto  ............................................................................
Osakan-------------.....---------------------------------------------------------
Kanagawa prefecture---------..................................
liogo i prefecture   -----------------------------------------........................
Niigasak prefecturve------------------------------- -------------------------
Niigata  prefec hre  .......................................  .......................
Saitamaprefecture ..................-.-..............................................
Chiba prefecture  .........  ....................... ....  .............
Ibaraki prefecture--------      ..............   ...................................
G um m a  prefecture  ..------ -------------.---------------------------
--------------- -
Tochigiprefecture-............................................................
Miye prefecture----------------           -------------------- --------------
Aich' prefecture- ......................................................
S ihizu k prefecture .............. ,................ ............................
....... 
Shizuoka prefecture--------------         --------------------.
Yamanashi prefecture........-.....................................................
Shiga prefecture-----...............................................................
hifn prefecture-................. ...................................................
654
Number
of cases.
  12, 034
  3, 205
  20, 538
  5, 952
  6, 70L.
  2, 383
  9,102
    961
  3, 464
    868
    313
    559
  1, 419
  1,128
    629
  1,156
    414
    338
Deaths.
   8, 259
   2,481
   15, 821
   3,743
   5,119
   1, 518
   5,154
   528
   2,152
   539
   211
   285
   1, 066
   8, 278
   184
   589
   248
   202


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