HC Deb 19 February 1987 vol 110 c823W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of deaths in the last five years from psittacosis; if there are any plans to include psittacosis in the list of notifiable diseases; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

Deaths recorded by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys as attributable to this disease were as follows:

1981 0
1982 1
1983 1
1984 0
1985 0
1986 1
1 Not yet available (provisionally 2 in first 6 months).

There are no plans to make psittacosis a notifiable disease nationally.