Friday, 28 August 2009

Latest swine flu figures (end of August)

The latest swine flu figures have been released by the UK government. They show "Pandemic influenza activity continues to decrease across most regions of the UK and in all age groups, though remains at levels higher than expected for this time of year." The total number to have died so far this year in the UK is 65. But as the figures were being issued Scotland suffered its seventh death from swine flu. The 52-year-old not only had Underlying Health Problems but "significant" underlying health problems. As usual, no information is given on what these UHPs are or how many of the rest of the population have them.

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