HC Deb 14 March 1922 vol 151 c1994W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has in his possession the figures of the small-pox cases and deaths occurring in the Philippines since those given by Dr. Bruce Low in his Report on Small-pox issued in 1918; and, if so, whether he will state them?


The following figures of the small-pox cases and deaths in the Philippines are taken from the Annual Reports of the Philippine Health Service, with the exception of the figures for 1921, which are compiled from returns received by the Ministry of Health from the British Consul General at Manila, as the Annual Report for that year has not yet been received:

Cases. Deaths.
1915 6,265 216
1916 2,520 554
1917 542 255
1918 47,369 16,447
1919 65,180 44,408
1920 10,448 4,386
1921 1,823 790