HC Deb 13 November 1930 vol 244 cc1873-4W

asked the Minister of Health the number of deaths attributed to the disease called psittacosis during the last three years?


The number of deaths registered in England and Wales during the period 1st January-30th September, 1930, in respect of which psittacosis appeared on the medical certificate as a cause of death was 15. There were no deaths recorded from this cause in 1927 or 1928, but there was one death in 1929 registered as being due to broncho-pneumonia and septicæmia, which, as the result of the inquiry made in accordance with the usual practice of the Registrar-General, was attributed to psittacosis.