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Royal Navy (Tuberculosis)

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what steps he is taking to mitigate the incidence of tuberculosis in the Royal Navy.

All men receive an annual medical examination, including chest X-ray. This is of great value in ensuring early detection of the disease and in reducing the spread of infection. In conjunction with the Medical Research Council the naval medical authorities are investigating the use of immunity measures, such as B.C.G. vaccine.