Friday, 18 September 2009

Swine flu - the second wave begins

IT'S BACK! say a number of today's paper with suitable melodrama. Swine flu has, as predicted, started to return with swine flu activity increasing. There has been an increase in cases in England (up from 3,000 to 5,000) for the first time since the end of July. In Scotland, figures have more than doubled to 6,000. And just to make things even more scary, there are a couple of possible cases of people becoming resistant to Tamiflu. There were only three more deaths in the past week (bringing the total to 78) including Northern Ireland's second death. This is presumably the baby who died from swine flu despite some reports refuting that as being linked to the death. With all this gloom, the good news is that the vaccine will soon be ready ;-)

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