Influenza - United Kingdom

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) of the United Kingdom has reported a total of 338 deaths due to influenza since the winter season began in September 2010. Most of the deaths were due to the pandemic H1N1 strain (swine flu). Approximately three-quarters of the people who died were in an at-risk group with an underlying health condition such as heart disease or diabetes, or were aged 65 or over.

Although influenza virus continues to circulate, the number of new cases appears to be declining across the UK.

Travelers to the UK should be aware of the possibility of exposure to swine flu virus. Please refer to the GHNN Diseases Health Library for more information on exposure to and prevention of influenza.

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