HC Deb 09 December 1920 vol 135 cc2449-50W

asked the Secretary for Scotland if he will give particulars of the outbreaks of smallpox which have occurred in various parts of Scotland during the last 10 months, with full information as to the vaccinal condition of each patient?


The outbreak of smallpox in Scotland this year began in Glasgow at the end of February. Cases have since occurred in the areas of 33 other local authorities in Scotland. Up to the 8th instant the number of cases in Glasgow was 516, the number of deaths 107. Of these cases the number previously vaccinated was 394, of whom 61 died; the number unvaccinated was 115, of whom 43 died; the number of cases in which vaccination was doubtful was 7, of whom 3 died. Only 13 cases remain in hospital in Glasgow. The number of cases outside Glasgow was 180, of whom 137 were previously vaccinated, 42 unvaccinated. In 1 case vaccination was 'doubtful. I am taking steps to obtain further particulars of these cases, and will communicate them to the hon. Member as soon as possible.