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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

UK : Half of intensive care patients have swine flu - and that figure could rise, warn experts

Via Mirror News :

" ALMOST half of Britain’s 3,000 intensive care beds are occupied by swine flu victims.
That is the warning from experts who last night said the pandemic – the worst in two decades – shows no sign of easing.

If new cases continue to rise as people return to work and school, hospitals may turn operating theatres into intensive care units.

Geoff Martin, chair of medical campaigning group Health ­Emergency, revealed: “In various parts of London, and around the country, more than 50% of intensive care beds are filled with confirmed or suspected swine flu cases. It’s a huge problem."

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