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Confirmation of first person to person transmission of swine flu in UK expected soon

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1838 (Published 01 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1838
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    The first human to human transmission of swine influenza in the United Kingdom is expected to be confirmed today, as the number of confirmed cases has risen to eight.

    Worldwide, there are now 331 confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) and 10 confirmed deaths in Mexico and the US, although Mexican health officials believe it may have caused 168 deaths in their country. The World Health Organization says that the flu has been detected in 11 different countries.

    The Scottish government will reveal today whether or not a honeymoon couple who returned from Mexico and were confirmed to have the disease has passed it on to a friend …

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