Skip to main content

Poliomyelitis, Wales

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 30 November 1950

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Minister of Health how many deaths from poliomyelitis have occurred in Wales monthly since 1st January, 1949; and in how many cases there was no paralysis

I regret that these figures are available only in respect of the whole calendar year. The number of persons resident in Wales who died from poliomyelitis in 1949 was 21. A distinction between paralytic cases and others has only been made since 1st January, 1950, and then only as regards notifications of the disease.