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Swine Flu Update

01 Jun 09

14 patients in England have today been confirmed with swine flu. Of the newly confirmed cases are 3 based in the West Midlands, two children and one adult who are linked to previously confirmed cases. The North West has 2 cases linked to previously confirmed cases. There are 8 cases confirmed in the South East, six are travel related and two are linked to an ongoing investigation of a school outbreak. There is 1 case in London and this is linked to an ongoing investigation of a school outbreak. There is 1 case in Wales which is travel related.


This brings the total confirmed cases in the UK to 244


"The localised cases of swine flu found in the UK have so far been mild,and the Department of Health have not seen evidence of widespread community transmission, stating:


“Our strategy to slow the spread of the disease appears to have been effective, and the UK's arrangements continue to ensure that we are well-placed to deal with this new infection. “But we must not be complacent — it is right to prepare for the possibility of a global pandemic."

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