HC Deb 27 November 1912 vol 44 c1298W

asked information as to the extent and nature of the epidemic which occurred at the Foundling Hospital during last summer; whether such epidemic is now over; and what steps have been taken to prevent its recurrence?


The epidemic referred to was an outbreak of diphtheria of a mild type. The disease appeared in August last, and there have been in all seventy cases, all of which were removed to the isolation hospital. There has been no fresh case since 6th November, and all but nineteen of the cases have returned from the hospital. None of the cases have been fatal. The Governors of the hospital communicated at the beginning of the outbreak with the medical officer of health of St. Pancras, who is satisfied with the methods adopted for dealing with the outbreak.