Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 30, 1919.
Statistics of Influenza
The public health department recently published the full statistics of the epidemic of influenza which swept over Rio de Janeiro in October, 1918. That month, 11,458 deaths occurred in Rio: 6,344 males and 5,144 females; 990 persons from 0 to 1 year old; 752; from 1 to 2 years; 1,159 from 2 to 5 years; 877 from 5 to 15 years, and 7,473 over 15 years. The average death rate was 369.61. The first cases occurred in the beginning of the month, and by October 12, ten deaths had been reported. The epidemic spread rapidly over the city. Nine hundred and thirty deaths were registered ten days later, after which date the death rate declined, 753 on the 23d, 729 on the 24th, 621 on the 26th, etc., altogether 8,817 in twenty days. The epidemic was not considered past till the