HC Deb 14 July 1965 vol 716 c83W
Mr. Hawkins

asked the Minister of Health what was the total number of cases of anthrax in human beings reported in England and Wales for the four years 1960 to 1964 and for the first six months of 1965, or for as much of the latter year as is available.

Mr. K. Robinson

Notified cases of anthrax in human beings totalled 8, 8, 15 and 7 respectively in the years 1961 to 1964 in England and Wales. Notifications in 1965 so far amount to 5. Figures are not available for 1960 as the disease only became generally notifiable in December, 1960.