HC Deb 03 February 1938 vol 331 cc399-400W
Sir F. Fremantle

asked the Minister of Health whether he will give the number of cases and deaths hitherto notified in the present outbreak of typhoid fever in the county of Somerset; and will he state whether the cause has vet been traced?

Sir K. Wood

Twenty-four cases, three of them fatal, of the disease have been confirmed. The source of infection has not yet been established, and investigations, in which a medical officer of my Department is assisting, are proceeding.