Disease: Bracing for El Tor

In the Soviet Union, medical authorities have clamped tight restrictions on travel to busy southern resort cities. In Israel, health teams are making daily checks of water pipelines, wells and reservoirs and summarily closing restaurants that fall short of tough new standards of hygiene. Paris hospitals have begun rationing vaccine, and medical officers at French airports are reminding pilots of inbound airliners to report by radio any unusual gastrointestinal disorders among passengers and crews so that medical teams can meet the plane.

Soviet Seamen. Europe and Africa were bracing last week for...

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