Flu infects 100,000 in past week – National Flu Service Launched in the UK
Posted Jul 23 2009 10:35pm
We may have forgotten about Swine flu here but in the UK the situation is all but gone as the NHS is starting a service to allow affected individuals access via phone to medications via the phone and without having to see a doctor. Two thirds of the deaths that have occurred have been patients with cancer. The number of cases almost doubled from the prior week. BD
The number of new cases of swine flu in the past week has reached an estimated 100,000 and is mainly affecting the under 14s, the government says.
The figure for England is double the total of the previous week and comes as the Department of Health prepares to launch the National Flu Service.