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War Surgery and Medicine

Sub-clinical Attacks

Sub-clinical Attacks

All figures of case incidence are to some extent inaccurate because of the large numbers who had sub-clinical attacks, as will be described later. These being of all grades of severity, many could page 502 not be located as they did not report sick. However, it is clear that among New Zealand troops the incidence must have been much higher than is indicated by figures.

chart of hepatitis statistics for army personnel

Graph 1: Incidence of Infective Hepatitis in Middle East Force Over 3½ Years

chart of health statistics

Graph 2: Rates Per 1000 2 NZEF Monthly 1942–44

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