HC Deb 26 March 1990 vol 170 c47W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement about the outbreak(a) of meningitis in a school in Runcorn, Merseyside and (b) of hepatitis A in a school at Croxteth, Merseyside.

Mr. Freeman

Two children from the Brookvale primary school were admitted to Warrington general hospital for treatment for meningitis and one child for observation. All have now been discharged. The health authorities concerned have done everything necessary to keep the outbreak under control.

Five children from St. Swithin's school in Croxteth have contracted hepatitis A. We are satisfied that the Liverpool public health department is taking the necessary measures to control the outbreak.