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Incidence of swine flu in England continues to fall, but winter surge is predicted

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3421 (Published 21 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3421
  1. Nayanah Siva
  1. 1London

    The number of new cases of A/H1N1 influenza reported in England continues to fall, but the government forecasts a sharp rise in cases during the winter months. The number of new cases of swine flu in the week ending 16 August was estimated to be 11 000, a substantial reduction on the figure of 110 000 new cases that the government estimated at the end of July.

    GP consultation rates for flu-like illness are also continuing to fall, as is the number of calls to the National Pandemic Flu Service hotline.

    Since …

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