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Swine Flu Cases Soar In England

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posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 06:58 PM

The number of confirmed swine flu cases in England has jumped by nearly 20% in a single day, latest figures show.

The Health Protection Agency statistics show that 535 new cases were confirmed on Friday, bringing the total to 3,364.

Scotland registered another 72 cases on Friday, an 8.5% rise, bringing the total to 922, and a 25th case was confirmed in Northern Ireland.

With 12 cases confirmed in Wales, the total number of confirmed UK cases now stands at 4,323.

Sir Liam Donaldson, the chief medical officer for England, warned on Thursday that the UK could soon expect to see a surge of new cases.

He predicted tens of thousands of cases of swine flu could be emerging each week by the autumn.

If this isn't the media's attempt at fear mongering then this does not sound good at all.

posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 08:19 PM
firstly did they jump up on the day the new test results were released?

secondly interestingly enough they're going to stop testing for swineflu in england soon because it's 'too widespead' for the test to matter, that is to say the standard swab test doctors do at the moment wont be done even if the doc thinks its h1n1 he'll just treat it - only doing some rare swabs to observe its potency.

h1n1 is now spread over enough of the population to make it impossible to stop, we just need to wait till the low immune system season and see how strong its going to be - probably no where near as bad as most people fear of course.

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