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Mass information campaign starts in UK as flu cases rise to 28

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1857 (Published 05 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1857
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    A mass public information campaign starts in the United Kingdom this week as leaflets on how to stop the spread of swine flu begin to arrive in every home.

    The number of confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 virus in the UK had risen to 28 by Tuesday afternoon, as the BMJ went to press, and another 333 patients are being tested, the Health Protection Agency has said.

    Twenty one countries around the world are now affected, the World Health Organization has said, with 1124 cases of confirmed swine flu and 26 deaths—25 in Mexico and one in the United States. Mexico still has the highest number of …

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