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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 'if'e- v July f, 1973 TM UTHttTOOI MMI0 Public health officials worrying again about paralytic polio VICTORIA (CP) Paralytic polio, the crippling disease which struck almost 300 British Columbians in the years 1969 and 1980 before it was baited by a vigorous vaccination cam- paign, is again worrying public health officials. Figures show that year by year the number of children en- tering school without being vac- cinated against the disease is rising and officials are worried that polo may yet make a comeback. "There's no doubt in mind that if the percentage of vaccinations continues to drop we will have cases of polio said provincial epidem- iologist Dr. A. A. Larsen in recent interview. The last reported case oc- curred about a decade ago in the Ucluelet-Tofino area on the west coast of Vancouver bland, be said. Dr. Larsen said a survey tak- en in June last year show that one child in four starting Best Wishes... To The LODGE MOTEL We were pleased to do the excavating and dirt leveling. DRACO EXCAVATING CITY AND RURAL Trenching, Excavating, Backfilling, Hauling, Grading Rd. Ph. 328-2701 Shop 2010-2nd AVE S. PH. 3274606 Congratulations Wiring and Lighting PARSONS COMMERCIAL L ELECTRIC LTD. Grade 1 had not received the oral Sabin vaccine, which pro- tects a child against polio for at least five years. Seven years before, the figure was one child in 10. VIRUS PRESENT "No one can say there's no polio virus in B.C., said Dr. Larsen. "There Just has to be, with people coming in from other countries air travel has reduced our margin of safety." Another reason for worrying, said Dr. Larsen, is that since polio has been absent from the province for 10 years, the pop- ulation's natural immunity to it has disappeared with the new generation of children. He explained that in the past for every case of polio that resulted in paralysis, there were perhaps as many as eight in which the disease went unde- tected and the symptoms were no worse than a bout of the flu. People built up an immunity in this way, since polio won't strike twice, he said. NATIONAL NEON DISPLAYS LTD. 315 STAFFORD DRIVE IETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-4215 or 328-1517 Congratulates THE LODGE On their Fine New Addition To Lethbridge Sw National Neon For All Your Neon or Plastic Signs and Stem Fronts "A LETHBRIDGE INDUSTRY" But today, children must rely on artificial agents like the Sab- in vaccine. If they have not been vaccinated, Dr. Larsen said they are wide open to the danger of contracting polio. WARNS OF DANGER A recent article in the Jour- nal of the Canadian Medical Association warned of the dan- CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LODGE MOTEL ON THEIR Grand Opening If was our pleasure to Install all the roofing on the premises. HOVEY ROOFING and AWNINGS 1702 14fh AVE N. PHONE 327-5994 86 business failures in Alberta TORONTO (CP) Ih the first five months of this year 251 businesses in Canada failed, leaving liabilities of Dun and Bradstreet of Canada Ltd., a firm that keeps personal and corporate credit ratings, said Wednesday. A year earlier business- es failed with liabilities of Ontario had the largest num- ber of failures at 483, with in liabilities, compared with 471 and in 1972. There were 447 failures in Quebec with liabilities of compared with 425 and British Columbia was third with 139 failures leaving debts of compared with 122 and In Alberta there were 86 busi- ness failures with liabilities of compared with 118 in 1972, and debts of Manitoba bad 39 failures com- pared with 69 a year earlier, while liabilities were compared with New Brunswick showed a rise in the number of failures to 17 from nine. Liabilities increased to Failures in Saskatchewan dropped to 15 from 35 and debts eased to from Failures in Nora Scotia dou- bled to 12 from six. Liabilities rose to from Newfoundland had 13 failures compared with seven, but liabi- lities dropped to from There were no business fail- ures in Prince Edward Island during the five-month period. RUGGED LAND Two4hirds of the People's Re- public of China, toe third-larg- est country in the world, is mountainous or semi-desert and. gers of polio returning, said Dr. Larsen. The disease is far from dead, it said. In 1971, the United States had 17 cases, there were 15 in Great Britain, 43 in Hol- land and 213 in Spain. "There are a small group of unprotected people who will no doubt travel to parts of the world where polio exists and bring it back." The price of safety is cheap, Dr. Larsen said, just eight cents per dose and the government gives them free at all public health clinics. Vaccinations are recommended for children at the ages of three months, five months, 14 months, five years, 10 years and 15 years. As a reminder of the out- break of Dr. Larsen keeps files on every man, wom- an and child who was stricken by polio then. "About 30 of these people are still in iron lungs at the Pear- son Hospital in Vancouver, and will stay there for the rest of their lives." Best Wishes TO THE LODGE MOTEL ON THEIR Grand Opening from SIMON KNODEL MASONARY It was JUT pleasure to do all the brick and block work on the new premises. 1721 6th AVE. N. PHONE 3274800 R6KLSTOIK COMPANIES LTD. 1602 -3rd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-5777 Congratulations to THE LODGE MOTEL ON THEIR FINE NEW MOTEL FACILITIES. WE WISH THEM EVERY SUCCESS. We were pleased to supply the building materials. Neudorf Plumbing and Heating Ltd. 1811-2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-2533 Neuko Sheet Metal Ltd, 181 iA-2nd AVE. S. PHONE 328-0286 extend TO THE LODGE MOTEL on their Grand Opening it was our pleasure to Install all the plumbing and heating in this new motel. i OPENING Your Host 1ERRYREMPIL Your Hostess 1ADENE WMPEl THE LODGE MOTEL 7th AVENUE and MAYOR MAG RATH DRIVE-PHONE 329-0100 SATURDAY, JULY 7th 94 LUXURIOUS ROOMS HEATED SWIMMING POOL CABLE COLOR TV AIR CONDITIONING GUEST COFFEE BAR COMMERCIAL 1 RATES SAUNA ;