§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people received hospital treatment as a result of attacks by dogs; how many people died as a result of such attacks; and how many people received hospital treatment for dog-borne diseases, particularly toxocara canis, as a result of contact with dogs or dog excrement for the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mrs. Currie
The available information is given in the table.
Deaths registered in England and Wales during 1986 Number Dog bite 4
In-patient cases treated in NHS hospitals in England during 1985 Estimated Number Dog-borne disease1 140 Dog bite 1,200 1The sample numbers held centrally are too small for reliable estimates to be made individually for rabies, toxocariasis, pasteurellosis and echinococcosis.