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not presenting satisfactory evidence or successful vaccination or immunity shall be vaccinated and held under observation until a reaction is noted; if vaccination is refused contacts will be held in quarantine 14 days from the date of last possible exposure to the disease.
REGULATION 116.6. Typhus Fever: A vessel arriving from a port infected with typhus fever may be considered free from infection if passengers and crew are free from lice of all kinds; it will be considered suspected if passengers or crew are infested with lice, and infected if cases of typhus fever have occurred on board. Suspected vessels will be detained until put in good sanitary condition, this to include fumigation of such living quarters as may harbor lice; passengers and crew, together with their effects, may be detained and freed from lice. The same treatment will be given infected vessels, after removal and isolation of the sick, and in addition persons found infested with lice may be detained for 12 days after delousing.
REGULATION 116.7. Leprosy: A vessel arriving with leprosy on board shall not be granted free pratique until the leper and his baggage have been removed from the vessel, but vessels repatriating lepers may be permitted to transit the Canal and transact business at Canal Zone ports or the ports of Panama or Colon, Republic of Panama, under provisional pratique. An alien leper may be debarred from landing and may be required to proceed in isolation with the ship, the circumstances being noted on the bill of health, or he may be detained at the expense of the interest controlling the ship until he can be returned to his native country.
RULE 117. Protection Against Rodents: Vessels from any port, except from ports of the Republic of Panama which are known by the quarantine officer to be free from quarantinable disease, when lying at wharves in Canal Zone waters or in the ports of Panama and Colon, Republic of Panama, shall exercise the following precautions to prevent the coming ashore of rats and other rodents: The vessel shall be breasted off in such a manner that no part of it is nearer than four feet to the wharf or to any other vessel; immediately after docking, ratguards in good condition and of design approved by the Chief Quarantine Officer, shall be placed on all mooring lines leading from the vessel to the wharf or to another vessel, and shall be secured in such manner as to prevent rats from passing along the lines, and shall be so located as not to overhang the wharf or another vessel or to be nearer thereto than three feet; such rat-guards shall be maintained on the lines as long as the vessel remains at the wharf; all freight gangways, save-alls, catch-alls, cargo chutes, hose and other gear which might serve as
routes of passage for rats from the vessel shall, at all times when not in use, be hoisted in such manner as to render passage of rats impossible, provided that such gear may remain unhoisted for short intervals during the daytime if watchmen are stationed for the purpose of preventing rats from leaving the vessel along this gear; all passenger gangways shall be well lighted and when it is necessary to leave them down after nightfall they shall be continuously guarded by watchmen in such a manner as to prevent rats from leaving the vessel.
REGULATION 117.1. Fumigation of Ships: Vessels on arrival at a port of the Canal Zone, or the ports of Panama or Colon, Republic of Panama, will be fumigated for the destruction of rodents as follows: (a) A vessel which calls at a plague infected port and there takes on cargo, and which has as its terminal port a port of the Canal Zone or the port of Panama or Colon, Republic of Panama, will be fumigated every trip. If no cargo is taken on at the plague infected port, fumigation will not be required more often than every three months. (6) A vessel which calls at a plague infected port and which does not have as its terminal port a port of the Canal Zone or the port of Panama or Colon, Republic of Panama, and which takes on or discharges cargo in the Canal Zone or in the port of Panama or Colon, Republic of Panama, will be fumigated every six months unless the master produces a certificate showing that fumigation has been performed in a satisfactory manner within six months. If no cargo is taken on or discharged at a port of the Canal Zone or the port of Panama or Colon, Republic of Panama, fumigation will not be required at six-month intervals. (c) A vessel, irrespective of ports of call, will be fumigated at least once a year unless the master produces a certificate showing that fumigation has been performed in a satisfactory manner within a year.
REGULATION 117.2. Rat-guards required by Rule 117 must have a diameter of not less than three feet, the thickness of the metal shall be sufficient to maintain the shape of the guard (preferably not less than No. 20 gauge), and the guard shall be so designed as to fit snugly about the cable or hawser. Ships will be required to supply their own rat-guards. (NotE.—If desired, rat-guards may be purchased from the Receiving and Forwarding Agent, Cristobal, or from the Port Captain, Balboa.)
RULE 118. Fumigation Before Entering Drydock: No vessel shall be placed in a drydock without a fumigation for the destruction of rodents having been performed subsequent to arrival of the vessel in Panama Canal waters, unless the Chief Quarantine Officer shall certify that such fumigation is unnecessary.
REGULATION 118.1. Responsibility for Notification: When it is contemplated that a vessel will be placed in drydock the Superintendent of the Mechanical Division will notify the quarantine officer in order that he may determine whether fumigation is necessary before the vessel enters the dock.
RULE 119. Quarantine of Aircraft: The Governor is hereby authorized to prescribe regulations concerning quarantine inspection and detention of aircraft entering the Canal Zone and the cities of Panama and Colon, Republic of Panama, and of persons and cargo carried thereon.
REGULATION 119. 1. Aircraft in Quarantine on Landing: Aircraft arriving at the Canal Zone or the cities of Panama or Colon, Republic of Panama, from territory beyond the borders of the Republic of Panama, shall be considered in quarantine until given pratique by the quarantine officer. Such aircraft shall remain in the section of the landing field on which they alight until inspected, and no person or cargo shall be allowed to enter or leave the immediate area of landing until pratique has been granted.
Exclusion of Undesirables
(See 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 12.1, 13, 25.) Rule 120. Classes of Persons Excluded and Deported: All persons of the following-described classes are hereby forbidden to enter, remain upon, or pass over any part of the Canal Zone, and the Governor of The Panama Canal is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to deport such persons when found within the Canal Zone:
(a) Insane persons and persons who have had one or more attacks of insanity at any prior'time.
(b) Idiots, imbeciles, feeble-minded persons, epileptics, and persons of constitutional psychopathic inferiority.
(c) Persons afflicted with a loathsome, or dangerous, contagious disease.
(d) Persons who have been convicted of, or admit having committed, a felony or other crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
(e) Professional beggars, paupers, and persons who are likely to become public charges.
(f) Anarchists, and persons whose purpose it is to incite insurrection. (g) Persons of notoriously bad character.
(h) Persons who engage in any strike in the Canal Zone directed against the Government of the United States or any of its agencies, or who engage in inciting or attempting to incite other persons to engage in any such strike.
(i) Persons who engage in, or incite or attempt to incite other persons to engage in, any strike in the Canal Zone which, although not directed against the Government of the United States or any of its agencies, will result in obstructing, impeding, delaying, or interfering with the operation, maintenance, sanitation, government, or protection of the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone or the observance, safeguarding, and enforcement in the Canal Zone of the neutrality of the United States or the strengthening within the Canal Zone of the national defense.
(j) Any other persons whose presence, in the judgment of the Governor would be a menace to the public health or welfare of the
Canal Zone, or would tend to create public disorder or obstruct the operation, maintenance, sanitation, government, or protection of the Panama Canal or Canal Zone:
Provided, however, that the provisions of this Rule shall be subject (1) to the provisions of section 142 of title 2 of the Canal Zone Code, as amended by section 7 of the act of June 24, 1936, 49 Stat. 1905, (2) to the provisions of Rule 127 of the said Executive Order No. 4314 of September 25, 1925, relative to passage through the Canal Zone by excluded or deported persons, and (3) to the pertinent provisions of the General Treaty proclaimed July 27, 1939, between the United States and the Republic of Panama.
(As amended by E. O. No. 8417, May 22, 1940, promulgated by the President under authority of section 141 of title 2 of the Canal Zone Code.)
REGULATION 120.1. Definitions. As used in the Regulations contained in this chapter, the word 'exclusion' means the refusal to admit a person to the Canal Zone or the enforced removal from the Canal Zone of a person found therein without having been legally and regularly admitted thereto, and the word 'deportation' means the enforced removal from the Canal Zone of a person found therein who has been legally and regularly admitted to the Canal Zone: Provided, however that the word 'deportation shall include the enforced removal from the Canal Zone of a person following service of a sentence of imprisonment for crime in the Canal Zone whether or not such person has been legally and regularly admitted to the Canal Zone.
(As amended by Governor's Regulation October 11, 1944.)
REGULATION 120.2. Administration of Regulations. The Rules and Regulations governing the exclusion of undesirables shall be administered under the direction of the Chief Health Officer by the Division of Quarantine and Immigration of the Health Department. The Rules and Regulations governing the deportation of persons shall be administered under the direction of the Executive Secretary by the Police and Fire Division.
(Regulations 120.2 to 120.21 were added by Governor's Regulation October 11, 1944.)
REGULATION 120.3. Entry into Canal Zone. No person shall enter the Canal Zone unless permitted to do so upon examination or inspection by the Division of Quarantine and Immigration, but this requirement shall not apply to a person who enters the Canal Zone from the Republic of Panama when such person is legally in that Republic, has not been excluded from the Canal Zone, and is otherwise eligible to enter the Canal Zone. The determination of the eligibility of a person to enter and remain in the Canal Zone, in advance of his arrival, shall be