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Infectious Diseases

Volume 189: debated on Thursday 17 December 1925

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asked the Minister of Health the infectious diseases which have been notifiable since 1907, and the dates when such diseases became notifiable?

(1) The following infectious diseases have been generally notifiable in England and Wales (outside London) since 1899, and in London since 1891:

  • Small-pox.
  • Cholera.
  • Diphtheria and membranous croup.
  • Erysipelas.
  • Scarlatina or scarlet fever.
  • Typhus.
  • Enteric fever or typhoid.
  • Relapsing fever.
  • Continued fever.
  • Puerperal fever.
(2) The following infectious diseases have been generally notifiable throughout England and Wales since the years mentioned.
Diseases.Year.
Plague1900
Cerebro-spinal fever and acute poliomyelitis1912
Tuberculosis1912
Ophthalmia neonatorum1914
Acute encephalitis lethargica and acute polio-encephalitis1919
Trench fever1919
Dysentery1919
Malaria1919
Acute primary pneumonia and acute influenzal pneumonia1919
(3) Certain other infectious diseases, such as measles and chicken-pox, may be made temporarily or permanently notifiable, for particular reasons, in individual sanitary districts.
Last Saturday inNumber in receipt of Institutional Relief.Number in receipt of Domiciliary Relief.Total number in receipt of relief
August, 1924208,395871,0071,079,402
September, 1924209,202836,7311,045,933
October, 1924211,802834,9481,046,750
August, 1925212,303988,2961,200,599
September, 1925213,6861,006,8131,220,499
October, 1925216,9691,053,2101,270,179

asked the Minister of Health what was the amount paid out in Poor Law relief by the Thorne Board of Guardians for the years ending 1st November, 1924, and 1st November, 1925, and the amount paid to persons unemployed for the quarter ending 31st March, 1925, and the two subsequent quarters?