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13 December 2010

New swine flu deaths

Eight people have died from swine flu in England, health authorities have said, with Britain seemingly at the forefront of a winter resurgence in Europe.

Eight people have died from swine flu in England, health authorities have said, with Britain seemingly at the forefront of a winter resurgence in Europe.

Professor John Watson, head of respiratory diseases department at the HPA, told The Independent newspaper: "We seem to be in the vanguard on this. Other European countries are just beginning to see some H1N1 activity."

 

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