Reference numberCMB/51/73
TitleCopy, letter from F J Jackson, Governor of Uganda, to the Secretary of State
Date9 December 1913
DescriptionSends a report from Miss Muriel Robertson describing her investigations in the Masindi Division. Thinks it 'unnecessary to emphasize the grave danger to the health and prosperity of the Protectorate which Miss Robertson's discoveries have brought to light' [sleeping sickness parasite in cattle]. Suggests a plan of identifying the main [tsetse] fly belts, and destroying game such as buffalo and antelope in the infected areas. Is not yet in a postition to estimate the cost of such schemes but 'it is clear that preventive measures taken at once will be infinitely less costly than the suppression and control of a fresh outbreak'. Part of a series of despatches bound between p91 and 92.
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