HC Deb 04 August 1943 vol 391 cc2318-9W
Mr. Leach

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that during the last six months two-deaths have occurred in London fever hospitals of children who reacted violently to injections of anti-scarlet fever serum; that in each case the type of scarlet fever was mild; that each child had previously had anti-diphtheria injections; that expert evidence at each inquest suggested that the children had been sensitised by the previous inoculations; and whether he will discourage anti-scarlet fever serum injections in view of the extremely low fatality of scarlet fever and the almost universal mildness of that disease?

Mr. E. Brown

Full particulars of the two cases to which my hon. Friend refers are not immediately available to me, but I am obtaining the necessary information and will communicate with him as soon as possible.