Incidence of swine flu in England continues to fall, but winter surge is predictedBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3421 (Published 21 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3421
- Nayanah Siva
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.