28 JULY 1866, Page 2

The cholera has broken out in East London in terrible

earnest. The Registrar-General calls the visitation an " explosion " of the disease, and the deaths in the week ending the 20th inst. amounted to 346. The Privy Council have ordered temporary hospitals and dispensaries to be opened, and a medical officer to be appointed to every subdivision of an infected parish, who with his assistants will carry out a system of house-to-house visitation, warning the people not to neglect the first symptoms of diarrhcea, to remove all nuisances, and to secure the end deemed most important of all —the removal of infected excreta. Medical attend- ance will of course be given, and the people are earnestly warned not to neglect premonitory symptoms.