HC Deb 08 December 1927 vol 211 c1552

asked the Minister of Health if he has any evidence of any cases of foot-and-mouth disease in human beings during recent years; and, if so, will he give details of such cases, showing the source of infection and the result of each ease?


So far as I am aware, no case of foot-and-mouth disease in a human being has occurred in this country in recent years. The only two cases of suspected foot-and-mouth disease of which I have any record were investigated by a medical officer of my Department, and in neither case could any confirmation, either clinical or biological, be found to support the suggestion that the patient was suffering from this disease.