HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 c2107
57. Sir F. Fremantle

asked the Minister of Health how many deaths have occurred in the outbreak of typhoid fever in the county of Somerset; and to what cause it has been traced?

Sir K. Wood

I regret to say that there were seven deaths. With regard to the last part of the question, the evidence is that the outbreak was due to the consumption of foodstuffs which had been infected by an individual who was suffering from a condition which had not been diagnosed.

Dr. Haden Guest

Was the foodstuff milk?

Sir K. Wood

No; I do not think so.

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