Swine Flu Update: 'Almost Epidemic' in London

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Swine Flu Update: 'Almost Epidemic' in London

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Some swine flus, yesterday. Dig the porky pink colour.

England's Chief Medical Chap, Sir Liam Donaldson, has described the number of swine flu cases in London as 'approaching epidemic levels', with around 180 in every 100,000 people seeking medical attention. Nationwide, 14 people have died of the 10,000 known to have contracted the virus. Globally, that puts us into an unwelcome bronze medal position, behind Mexico and the USA. The situation is clearly getting more serious because at least two celebrities have been affected. Meanwhile, The Times suggests muddled thinking is threatening emergency plans.

Last Updated 10 July 2009