§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India; (1) whether the Government of India have discovered anything throwing light on the causes of the great spread in Indian European cantonments in recent years of a disease formerly unknown in India—namely, typhoid, and its prevalence last cold season in the camps of exercise at places hitherto deemed the most healthy; (2) whether the disease has at all extended to the Native Army and Native population; and (3) whether anything is being done to combat it, and guard against its recurrence next season?
SIR J. GORST
(1) No, but the latest returns show that the disease received a check. (2) The Native Troops are particularly exempt from the disease. (3) In consequence of the recent epidemic of typhoid fever at certain stations, the Government of India, in March last, 1338 appointed a Medical Committee to inquire on the spot into the cause of the disease.