|Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J22
|Overall: 19 x 17 cm
Far Eastern Liaison Office
|17 September 1942
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.
Iwayuru tsutsuganomushi-byô [Japanese river fever]
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.