UK swine flu cases near 3000, as GP leader says use of Tamiflu may need to be rethought

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 23 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2565
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    The United Kingdom may need to rethink its strategy on use of the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to treat swine flu, a BMA official has said, as the UK’s number of cases is rising faster than in most of the rest of the world.

    The number of confirmed cases of A/H1N1 infection in the UK rose from 1752 on Thursday 18 June to 2773 on the following Monday (as the BMJ went to press), says the Health Protection Agency. This was the third biggest jump around the world, which now has 52 427 confirmed cases, the World Health Organization reported, including 231 deaths. In Mexico, where the …

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