HC Deb 25 November 1937 vol 329 cc1419-20W
Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the successful suppression of an outbreak of typhoid at the Basque children's camp at Eastleigh in the summer by means of inoculation, it is proposed to recommend inoculation as a preventive measure in the Croydon area?

Sir K. Wood

The circumstances of the two outbreaks are different, and I am advised that general anti-typhoid inoculation in Croydon would not be beneficial. The protection by inoculation or otherwise of individuals resident in houses in which cases of typhoid are being nursed is a matter for consideration by the medical practitioner in attendance, in the light of the special circumstances of each case.