Big drop in new swine flu cases
England recorded an estimated 30,000 cases last week, compared with 110,000 the week before. In Scotland estimated numbers fell from 1,500 to 1,050.Ireland- Swine flu numbers stabilise
The Health Protection Agency said there was no sign that the virus was mutating into a more lethal form, or developing resistance to drugs.
The total of swine flu-related deaths in England and Scotland stands at 40.
Wales is also reporting falling but widespread levels of "influenza like illness" with an estimated 2,670 new cases compared with 4,410 last week. (Influenza like illness does not necessarily mean swine flu)
THE NUMBER of human swine flu cases presented to GPs last week fell by about 100.
"Officials have always predicted rates of infection would fall away in the summer"
( See the sunshines role in Vitamin D production and lower influenza rates, as this is very typical)
A month ago the Government warned us that by the end of August 100,000 people would be getting swine flu every day. Yesterday it produced figures showing that the disease has apparently peaked, with only 30,000 new cases last week. How did they get it so wrong?
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