Swine Flu Deaths Up in England – But Pace Of Infection Eases

(Reuters) – FORTY-FOUR PEOPLE IN ENGLAND have died after contracting H1N1 flu, but the pace of infections eased again last week, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said today.

The number of new cases of H1N1 flu in England fell to 25,000 in the week ending August 9, compared with 30,000 in the previous week, the HPA estimated.

Last week, the HPA reported 36 swine flu-related deaths.

‘This week there has been a further reduction in the rates of flu-like illness and related activity,’ the HPA said in a statement.

‘There is no sign that the virus is changing. It is not becoming more severe or developing resistance to anti-virals.’

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