It would include ending all non-infectious diseases as well.
In 1878 an act was passed giving like powers in the case of the infectious diseases of animals.
When plague is present in a place, the measures to be taken are the usual ones for dealing with infectious disease, with some additions.
Among charitable institutions are the Royal Alexandra Infirmary, the Victoria Eye Infirmary (presented by Provost Mackenzie in 1899), the burgh asylum at Riccartsbar, the Abbey Poorhouse (including hospital and lunatic wards), the fever hospital and reception house, the Infectious Diseases Hospital and the Gleniffer Home for Incurables.
These relate for the most part to nuisances and infectious disease, having special reference to ships.