HC Deb 07 July 1925 vol 186 c238W
Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Health the percentage increase in cases of sleepy sickness in this country for last year over that of the preceding year; and whether the Bland-Sutton Institute has made any Report as to any discovery of the cause and cure of this complaint?


The increase in the number of notified cases of sleepy sickness in England and Wales for 1924 over the number for 1923 was 392 per cent., the numbers notified in 1923 and 1924 being, respectively, 1,025 and 5,039. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative, but investigations on the subject of sleepy sickness are being pursued at the institute mentioned and at other pathological laboratories.

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