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Fall in swine flu cases may not signal an end of the epidemic, warns Professor Donaldson

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 07 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5329
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. 1London

    England’s chief medical officer has said it is too early to know whether the “striking reduction” in numbers of new swine flu cases would continue in weeks ahead, and warned there may be a rise of infections among older people after Christmas.

    The number of new cases of swine flu among adults halved in England in the week to 3 December to 22 000 new cases from 46 000 in the previous week, said Professor Sir Liam Donaldson.

    However, the under 5s, the group worst hit by the swine flu …

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