Thursday, August 20, 2009
It is “virtually impossible” to accurately predict when a second wave of swine flu will hit the UK, the Government’s chief medical officer has said.
Sir Liam Donaldson said the Government was expecting the number of cases to rise in the autumn but it was difficult to predict the timing with accuracy.
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Some experts have said the swine flu cases will surge in September and October when schools and universities go back after the summer break.
Sir Liam’s comments came as latest figures showed a continuing fall in the number of people newly diagnosed with swine flu, with an estimated 11,000 new cases in England last week. This was down on the 25,000 new cases estimated for the week before.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 10:20 am