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Smallpox, South Wales

Volume 655: debated on Monday 5 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Health if he will make a statement about the new suspected cases of smallpox reported in South Wales.

Eight cases and one suspected case have occurred in Rhondda Borough and Llantrisant Rural District. There have been two deaths. Five of the cases are traceable to a woman who died on 9th February during confinement without definite signs of smallpox.Two are traceable to a boy initially thought to have chickenpox. It is not known how the woman and the boy were infected.