Hepatitis A Outbreak (St Mary’s Primary School)

– in the Scottish Parliament on 31st January 2019.

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Photo of Maurice Corry Maurice Corry Conservative

The First Minister might be aware of the recent outbreak of hepatitis A at St Mary’s primary school in my region, which has resulted in staff and pupils having to be vaccinated. The source of the outbreak is currently unknown. What assurances can the First Minister give that measures will be taken to fully investigate the outbreak and prevent it from happening again?

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

Again, that is an important and serious issue to raise. Vaccination has been undertaken and is either on-going or completed, but that is an important step that has been taken. Obviously, investigations will continue to try to identify the source of the outbreak. Health ministers will be more than prepared to keep the member, and other members who have an interest in the issue, updated as more information becomes available.