HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 cc164-5W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the incidence of infection by county in England and Wales caused by(a) campylobacter, (b) cryptospiridia and (c) leptospira.

Mr. Freeman

The data requested are not available by county. The provisional data given in the table are a breakdown of reports by National Health Service health regions for England and Wales and are based on reports received by CDSC from laboratories in England and Wales. They cover 1989 up to and including the week ending 8 December 1989.

affected farming personnel from the implicated milk-producing farms as well as persons in the local community. No outbreaks have been recorded so far in 1989.

This information is based on reports of outbreaks of salmonella infection to the public health laboratory service communicable disease surveillance centre by laboratories and local authority environmental health departments in England and Wales.

It is not possible to identify separately salmonellosis which is linked to contact with sick animals as distinct from that of a food origin.

Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has concerning the incidence of chlamydiosis arising from(a) domestic poultry and (b) other birds; and if he will make a statement.

Chlamydia B/Chlamydia Psittaci 1984–88
Laboratory reports to the PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (not incidence), where contact with birds mentioned
Year Total laboratory reports Poultry1 Other birds Total birds contact
Number Per cent. Number Per cent. Number Per cent.
1984 410 5 1 59 14 64 16
1985 322 16 5 58 18 74 23
1986 326 9 3 52 16 61 19
1987 430 13 3 61 14 74 17
1988 460 15 3 67 15 82 18
Total 1984–88 1,948 58 3 297 15 355 18
Average year 1984–88 390 12 3 59 15 71 18
1 Chicken, duck, goose and poultry unspecified.