oa South African Medical Journal - The control of native diseases in the Belgian Congo

Volume 13, Issue 17
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The main obstaces to the control of native disease in the Congo are enumerated, and the most common epidemic and endemic diseases mentioned. Figures are quoted to show the reduction of the incidence of sleeping sickness of recent years. Some indications are given of the immensity of the measures undertaken to achieve this reduction. Mention is made of the progress made in decreasing the incidence of syphilis.

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