HC Deb 01 August 1957 vol 574 cc266-7W
Mr. Viant

asked the Minister of Health how many persons were sent to the Dartford Smallpox Hospital during the recent outbreak and what were their ages; which of these cases proved not to be smallpox; whether the record of the fatal case diagnosed on postmortem as leukaemia but now suspected as not that disease will be altered; and to what that death will be attributed.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Six, aged 6, 61, 35, 76, 31 and 11 years respectively. Those aged 31 and 11 years proved not to have smallpox and my reply to the hon. Member on 22nd July relates to the patient aged 76.

I understand that the case referred to in the last part of the question is under consideration by the Coroner.