§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the number of cases of congenial toxoplasmosis recorded in Scotland as a fraction of total pregnancies for each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The information, which has been derived from returns to the Scottish National Toxoplasma Reference Laboratory, is as follows:509W
Year Confirmed cases Cases where evidence is suggestive Total Pregnancies1 Total cases per 100,000 pregnancies 1989 — 2 2 62,985 3.2 1990 — — — 262,750 — 1 These figures relate to pregnancies which have gone to full term 2 Provisional
The Health Education Board for Scotland will shortly be issuing a leaflet giving advice on the avoidance of infections such as toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.