HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 cc1328-9W

asked the Minister of Health how many cases of small-pox there are in this country; and whether any of them have been introduced from outside?


During the month of July and the first week of August, sixty cases of small-pox have come to the knowledge of the Ministry of Health. Of these, one group of cases, numbering twenty-five up to 7th August, is associated with the return, home of a sailor, and three groups, numbering eight cases in all up to 7th August, to soldiers returning home from abroad. There have been three ship-borne oases intercepted by port sanitary authorities from which there has been no spread of infection.