Severe swine flu cases increases in UK

| 25/10/2009

(The Telegraph): Doctors have been "unnerved" by the severity of swine flu in some patients and their rapid deterioration into a "life and death situation", Sir Liam Donaldson, chief medical officer has said. The number of people in intensive care with swine flu has reached its highest point yet, with 99 people currently in critical care beds out of a total of 506 inhospital. Sir Liam said intensive care specialists havetold him privately that they are ‘unnerved by the severity off the illness and how quickly it can develop’. He said some patients are ‘getting into a life and death situation very early on’. The number of patients in intensive care has risen from 74 last week.

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