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2558 INTERNATIONAL SANITARY CONVENTION. JUNE 21,1926. mittee of the League of Nations, as well as with the Pan-American Sanitary Bureau and other similar organizations. International Omoe It stands understood that the relations e&tablished under the ar- of Publlo ~ygiene rangements above indicated will not involve any derogation from statua not d.aturbed. th . . fhCo . fR fDb d e proVISIOns 0 t e nventlon 0 ome 0 ecem er 9, 1907, an Vol. 35, p. ~1. cannot work the effect of substituting any other sanitary body for the International Office of Public Hygiene. ARTICLE 8. Prompt d:rt~catiOD As it is of primary importance that the foregoing provisions be 1'OOODIIIleIl. promptly and scrupUlously complied with, the Governments rec- ognize the necessity of giving instructions to the appropriate serv- ices in r~ard to the ayplica.tion of these provisions. As notification is 0 no value unless every Government be itself informed, in ~ time, of cases of plague, cholera, yellow fever, typhus, or smallpox, and also of suspected cases of these diseases which occur in Its tenito17, countries participating in the Con- vention undertake to make It compulsory to declare such cases. ARTICLE 9. b7B':l:h~~ It is recommended that neighboring countries should make special ttles. arrangementa, with the object of organizing direct exchange of in- formation between the her..d of the department concerned as regards territories that are contiguous or have close commercial relations. These arrangeIl!ents shall be communicated to the International Office of Public Hygiene. SECTION II. Conditions which warrant considering that the mea8'Ures prescribed by the convention are or have ceased to be applicable to arrivals from particular areas. ARTICLE 10. Application of restrio- The notification of imported cases of plague, cholera or yellow t1ons. fever shall not lead to the adoption of the measures prescribed in the P06t, p. 2~59. following Chapter II in regard to anivals from the area in which they occurred. But the measures may be adopted when a first case of plague or yellow fever hM occurred which is recognized as a non-important case, or when the cases of cholera from aJayer,S or when exanthemat- 'ous typhus or smallpox exists in epidemic form. ARTICLE 11. Limltlngrestrictions, In order that the measures prescribed in Chapter II may be Jim- ato. ited to places which are actually stricken, Governmenta must restrict their application to arrivals from defined local areas in which the diseases comin~ under the present Convention have appeared under the conditions mdicated in the second paragraph of Article 10. COD~ But this limitation of an infected local area must be accepted only on the express condition that the Government of the country in which this area. is comprised shall take the measures necessary (1) for checking the spread of the. epidemic and (2) for applying the measures prescribed by Article 13 below. 'A "lOfer" eIistl when the occurrence of Dew cases outside the Immediate surroundlnp of the IIrst cues proves that the spread of the disease baa Dot been limited to the place where It bepn.