HC Deb 25 May 1903 vol 122 c1639
MR. DAVID MORGAN (Essex, Walthamstow)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if his attention has been called to an outbreak of typhoid on the training ship "Cornwall," lying off Purfleet, which has been reported upon by the port sanitary officer of the Corporation of the City of London; and, if so, will he state what steps he proposes to take.


My attention has been called to this matter, and the acting medical officer of the Port of London has been in communication with my Department on the subject. The blankets which were considered to be the cause of the outbreak were all removed to the disinfecting station of the port authority and thoroughly disinfected and cleansed. In addition, every article of bedding was removed from the ship and submitted to the same process. The infected quarters on board have also been thoroughly disinfected. I understand that not more than ten cases of fever occurred on board the vessel, and I am glad to be able to say than no fresh case has been notified since the 4th instant.