HC Deb 12 June 1912 vol 39 c1004W

asked the Under-Secretary for India, if, in view of the near completion of the Panama Canal, he could give any information as to what steps are being taken by the Government of India to insure against plague, yellow fever, and such diseases, so prevalent in Venezuela and the adjoining Republics, being conveyed to His Majesty's Dominions in the East?


In October last the Government of India deputed an experienced medical officer of their sanitary staff to visit the Panama Canal and other principal ports in the adjacent countries for the purpose of investigating the local conditions prevailing where yellow fever is endemic, of studying on the spot the methods successfully adopted at Panama and elsewhere for preventing the entrance or suppressing epidemic outbreaks of the disease, and of formulating a scheme of protective measures for India. The officer in question has completed his inquiries, and is now engaged in preparing a report in communication with expert authorities in this country.