8 people have died in Britain from A/H1N1

Eight people have died from an infection with A/H1N1 in early September, in the United Kingdom, announced Saturday for Health Agency (HPA).

In total, ten people died from influenza, but only eight deaths were attributed to formal A/H1N1 strain that has caused a general alert in the world last year.

According to the HPA, “it is not surprising that the H1N1 strain is circulating this winter again, as it happens” frequently after a pandemic strain,the pandemic virus will become the most common next season. ”

Influenza vaccine distributed in the UK contain H1N1 strain to protect the most vulnerable, said the HPA.

“For the first time this year’s flu vaccine is offered to pregnant women who were more affected during the pandemic and are more likely to develop complications,” the agency added.

Influenza A/H1N1 virus is benign, except for populations are at risk – pregnant women, elderly, cardiac and diabetic patients with kidney disease, liver and lung, people with weakened immune systems.

“For most people, flu is not fatal and generally lasts about ten days. However, it can be more dangerous for people at risk,”  said Saturday, in press HPA, Professor John Watson, head of the HPA respiratory diseases .

World Health Organization (WHO) officially ended on 10 August, pandemic flu virus H1N1, which has alerted the entire planet over a year ago, then turned out to be “moderate” and less devastating than seasonal flu.

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Posted by M.P.Bogdan on Dec 11 2010. Filed under Featured News, Food, Home & Life, Health. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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