§ MR. CARTWRIGHT
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether there is any official information as to the character of the epidemic which is reported to have broken out at Damietta, and of the number of deaths that have already occured; and also to the appearance of the epidemic in other localities besides Damietta?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
I regret to say that the reported outbreak of cholera at Damietta has been confirmed by intelligence received from Her Majesty's Consul at Alexandria, and up to yesterday about 180 deaths would appear to have taken place. Cases 1707 have also been reported at Mansourah and Port Said.