HC Deb 05 March 1957 vol 566 cc35-6W
90. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a detailed statement on the incidence of the illness called erysipeloid among fishermen and fish workers in Scotland, the number of cases in Scotland, the places in which they occurred, and the steps taken to prevent and cure this illness.

Mr. J. N. Browne

No detailed information is available about the incidence of this relatively mild skin disease. I am advised that repeated washing of the hands and the avoidance of broken skin are the best means of prevention, and that antibiotic treatment is usually quickly effective.