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Smallpox

Volume 530: debated on Friday 23 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Health how many cases of smallpox and how many deaths from that disease were recorded in the year 1953; what were the ages of those concerned; and in what towns or villages they occurred.

Thirty cases were notified and eight deaths were registered. Numbers in different age groups were as follows:

Age GroupNotificationsDeaths
0–51
5–1451
15–44124
45–64113
65 and over1
The distribution of notifications and the area of usual residence in the case of those who died were as follows:

NotificationsDeaths
Bacup M.B.21
Baildon U.D.11
Bury C.B.3
Colne Valley U.D.11
Halifax C.B.4
Leeds C.B.41
Morley M.B.11
Oldham C.B.3
Todmorden M.B.113