HC Deb 06 February 1986 vol 91 cc213-4W
Mr. Greg Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons have died in the United Kingdom during each of the last 30 years as a result of infection with Virus B.

Mr. Whitney

The information requested can be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, in England and Wales there have been no deaths registered since 1979 with an underlying cause of death stated as Simian B disease, which is an extremely rare condition in this country.