Smallpox

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th June 1966.

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Photo of Bernard Braine Bernard Braine , Essex South East 12:00 am, 27th June 1966

In order that the House and country can get this matter into some sort of perspective, would the right hon. Gentleman confirm that most, if not all, of these cases were variola minor, which is quite different from variola major, and that there is no reason to be alarmed provided that adequate precautions are taken by medical offices of health?