Children Under 14 Most At Risk

(Reuters) – TWENTY-NINE PEOPLE HAVE DIED in Britain after contracting H1N1 flu, health officials said today.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said 26 people had died in England, while the Scottish government confirmed three deaths in Scotland.

The majority of the estimated 55,000 new cases of swine flu last week were mild. The worst affected group is children under the age of 14.

The World Health Organisation declared, on June 11th, that the outbreak of the virus was a pandemic, and Health Minister Andy Burnham said, earlier this month, that the government was projecting more than 100,000 new cases a day by the end of August.

For those who have not noticed: there is a link to the NHS Symptom Checker, beneath the Swine Flu heading, in the column opposite. If you have flu-like symptoms: please use it before contacting your GP. The NHS telephone number is on their site as well…

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