§ SIR MANCHERJEE BHOWNAGGREE
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he can state how many cases of smallpox have occurred or been reported from the borough of Bethnal Green since the beginning of the year; and what proportion of persons so afflicted was found to be unvaccinated.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG, Bristol, S.)
I am informed that 136 persons were reported to the Medical Officer of Health for the Borough of Bethnal Green during January and February last as suffering from small-pox, but thirteen of these were found not to be cases of that disease. The particulars as to vaccination are as follows:—Thirty-one were unvaccinated: of these twelve died. Four were vaccinated children under thirteen: of these none died. Seventy-six were persons above thirteen who were stated to have been vaccinated in infancy: of these seven died. The Medical Officer had no information as to vaccination as regards the remaining twelve cases.