HC Deb 25 March 1986 vol 94 c456W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what study his Department has made, or commissioned, of the cause, incidence and treatment of subacute sclerosing parencephalitis; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitney

The Department has not commissioned a specific study in this field. However, I understand that the public health laboratory service communicable disease surveillance centre, London, is continuing surveillance of the number of cases arising. I am told that the association with the measles virus is established and vaccination against measles is the only known method of reducing the incidence of the disease.

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