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Flu rates in Wales highest for a decade

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7228.138/a (Published 15 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:138
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Elective surgery in most hospitals in Wales was cancelled this week as influenza rates in the principality reached the highest recorded level for more than a decade. The BMA in Wales warned that the halt in elective surgery would lead to a summer beds crisis as hospitals tried to catch up on cases.

    Latest figures show 189 flu cases per 100000 population in Wales, and the Welsh Assembly's health secretary, Jane Hutt, said that the NHS was having to …

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