The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton tour diaries in the Naga Hills

caption: Cholera in Mirinokpo
medium: tours
location: Nakachari R.S. (Nakachari) Lakhuni Wokha Mirinokpo
date: 16.7.1918
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 28.6.1918-9.8.1918
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 16th
text: Left Manipur Road by the Mail about midnight and reached Nakachari at about 6.0 am. A stranger got in at Meriani. He said he was going to Dibru. He was clearly a foreigner and looked like a German. Probably Mr. Bloomendal from Java or some other licenced Hun. Thence up to Lakhuni 18 miles. There is a new Mohurir here; the men at Wokha and Lakhuni having been interchanged. I do not know why and unless there is some particular reason I doubt it will not pay.
text: Mirinokpo has had cholera in the village. The Head-clerk at Mokokchung took leave and arranged coolies for his return on a certain date but never turned up. The coolies had to wait two days at the Cherali and cholera appeared in the village immediately after their return though none of them were affected themselves. The story of cholera in Lakhuni and 20 deaths which I heard from Mokokchung is apparently a myth. Mirinokpo only had about a dozen deaths and there have been none for 6 days. It seems to have been cholera all right as the patient died in a few hours after falling ill. Six of them the first day. Symptoms very acute diarrhoea and a sinking in the eyes which became cavernous.