HC Deb 27 June 1978 vol 952 cc529-30W
Mr. Tierney

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what are the up-to-date figures available to him, showing the total number of deaths and the total number of persons suffering

as this is still at a very preliminary stage it is likely to be some considerable time before a suitable vaccine can be produced. Plasma from people who have recovered from the illness has been used in the treatment of patients suffering from the disease with apparent beneficial results, although the numbers involved are too small for this to be conclusive.