Inoculation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 12th February 1941.

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Photo of Mr William Leach Mr William Leach , Bradford Central

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that men who have been inoculated against typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever contract those diseases when exposed to them, as disclosed in reports on the health of the Navy, he will instruct those responsible for granting leave to withhold leave from the inoculated as well as the uninoculated when they visit ports in which there is any danger of infection?

Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

No, Sir. Although inoculation against typhoid and paratyphoid fever does not confer complete immunity, naval experience shows that inoculated men run much less risk of contracting these diseases than men who have not been inoculated, and that if they do contract them they have better prospects of recovery.

Photo of Mr William Leach Mr William Leach , Bradford Central

Is my right hon. Friend aware that he is labouring under a great delusion?

Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

I seem to be in company with a good many skilled medical men.