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Egypt—Cholera Amongst The British Troops

Volume 282: debated on Thursday 2 August 1883

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said, that before the House adjourned, he should like to know whether the Financial Secretary to the War Office had any fresh news to give the House with reference to the cholera epidemic in Egypt?

said, the War Office had received to-day a telegram from General Stephenson, commanding in Egypt, to the following effect:—

"General health good. Disease more amenable to treatment. Personal inspection to-day of fresh camp at Wardan; great improvement. Twelve cases there still under treatment, nine of which promise favourably."
Perhaps he (Sir Arthur Hayter) might be allowed to add that there was internal evidence in the telegram that the virulence of the disease was abating; and, though they must not be too sanguine, yet there was room to hope that they had arrived at the penultimate stage of this terrible epidemic.