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Swine flu incidence in England is slowing down

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3134 (Published 03 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3134
  1. Nayanah Siva
  1. 1London

    The signs are that the weekly number of new infections of A/H1N1 flu is beginning to level off, the Department of Health for England has said.

    It is estimated that there were 110 000 new cases in the week ending 26 July, up from 100 000 cases the previous week. Previously the number of new cases each week had been doubling.

    England’s chief medical officer, Liam Donaldson, announced on 30 July that, since the start of the outbreak, there had been 27 confirmed deaths in England.

    Most of these deaths were of people with severe underlying conditions, he …

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