Meningitis

Department of Health written question – answered on 26th March 2015.

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Photo of Frank Dobson Frank Dobson Labour, Holborn and St Pancras

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children died of meningitis B in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The table below shows the confirmed number of deaths from meningitis and septicaemia caused by meningococcal B in children aged up to and including 14 years of age in England and Wales for the last five years for which figures are available (2009 to 2013) sourced from enhanced surveillance conducted by Public Health England.

Age

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Total

31

26

26

14

10

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