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Rubella

Volume 949: debated on Tuesday 2 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of infants born with congenital malformation resulting from rubella infection during pregnancy for each year from 1967 to 1977 inclusive.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 21st April 1978; Vol. 948, c. 390] gave the following information:Information is not available in the form requested. Under the national congenital rubella surveillance programme, introduced in 1971, the number of cases reported in each year by consultant paediatricians and community physicians has been as follows (the figures for 1972 include a backlog of cases):

Period*
1972134
197394
197472
197574
197666
197751
The calendar year of birth for the children in these reports was as follows:

1970 (or earlier)156
197164
197280
197386
197445
197540
197619
19771
Some increase in numbers of cases from 1975 can be expected, owing to a time-lag in notifications.

* 12 months ending 30th June in each year.