HC Deb 23 March 1885 vol 296 c218

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he can state to what extent, and in what locality, small pox has occurred in the English Army in Egypt; and, whether the sufferers in these cases had been revaccinated according to custom before the attack?


in reply, said, from the first arrival of the Army in Egypt in 1882, down to the date of the latest Return, there had occurred among the troops, including the Forces on the Nile and at Suakin, 81 cases of small-pox, 7 of which had proved fatal. Of these, 38 had occurred at Cairo, and 20 at Dongola, the remaining 23 cases being at various stations. In 51 of these cases re-vaccination was known to have been performed; and it was believed that the regulations had been generally carried out with regard to the remainder.