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.
These relate for the most part to nuisances and infectious disease, having special reference to ships.
When adopted it enabled an urban or district council to obtain the inspection of dairies where these were suspected to be the cause of infectious disease, with a view to prohibiting the supply of milk from such dairies if the fact were established.