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Malaria

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of malaria there have been in each of the last five financial years for which figures are available, broken down by region. (195745)

The number of cases of malaria by region are shown in the following table, with data from 2002 to 2006. Data for 2007 are not yet published.

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Northern

7

4

5

17

8

North west

61

12

44

66

70

York/Humber

79

63

67

74

57

West Midlands

86

47

53

65

55

East Midlands

34

22

18

43

47

East Anglia

43

33

34

25

37

South east

312

322

296

363

367

South west

60

50

54

53

56

Channel Islands

5

1

2

1

4

London

1,194

1,077

907

984

981

England total

1,881

1,631

1,480

1,691

1,682

Note:

Data are not collated in the format requested. However, they are presented by calendar year.

Source:

Malaria Reference Laboratory, Health Protection Agency, 19 March 2008.