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Deaths from swine flu in UK rise, while cases fall

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 13 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4832
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. 1London

    The number of deaths in the United Kingdom from swine flu rose substantially in the past week, although the number of new cases fell by almost a quarter.

    Speaking at the weekly press briefing on pandemic flu, England’s chief medical officer, Liam Donaldson, said that 28 people with swine flu died in the week to 9 November. The cumulative total of deaths across the UK is now 182: 124 in England, 33 in Scotland, 14 in Wales, and 11 in Northern Ireland. …

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