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Palestine (Bubonic Plague)

Volume 440: debated on Wednesday 16 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, if he will give the latest information about the outbreak of bubonic plague in Palestine.

From the start of this outbreak on 26th June, up to 15th July, 15 cases were treated, only one of which was fatal. Heavy and widespread infection amongst the rat population is reported, but energetic measures have been taken, and no new cases have been notified since 8th July.