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While a man is sleeping, rats around the house. On the upper right of the poster a man putting a dead rat into rat bin. Chinese text on the upper left of the poster: 老鼠為害至重 令君病 令君家屋不寧 填鼠穴 設捕鼠籠 將死鼠投入鼠箱中 (Rats do a great deal of damaged. Rats will make you sick and create disorder in your house. Fill in all rat holes. Set rat traps. Put all dead rats into rat bin) Handwritten inscription on poster by John S. Willis, in Hong Kong, April 1947. Willis has translated the Chinese into English

Author / Creator Unknown
Format 1 poster : color ; 60 x 45 cm
Publisher 衛生局
Year 1947?
Language Chinese
HKBU Library collection Propaganda Art Collection
Work type Poster
Subject(s) Public health
Keyword(s) Health education
Library record View the record in HKBU library catalogue

Cite this image as: "鼠傳疫症", in Hong Kong Baptist University Library Art Collections, accessed 20/05/2424,

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