Iwayuru tsutsuganomushi-byô [Japanese river fever]

Accession Number RC04893
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J22
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 19 x 17 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 17 September 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

A propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office (FELO) during the Second World War. This leaflet is written in Japanese and was distributed to Melanesia. It is accompanied by an English translation of the text. The message describes in detail symptoms of the disease Japanese River Fever, which is transmitted by a mite called the mokka. It warns that infection from a mokka bite is fatal and that numbers of Japanese soldiers in New Guinea are dying from the Japanese River Fever.