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65,000 Britons could die of swine flu

65,000 Britons could die of swine flu

Health officials say another 12 people in Britain have died of swine flu and as many as 65,000 people could eventually be killed by the disease.
The number is based on estimates that 1 in 3 people will get infected with the virus. But because there is no accurate way of predicting how many people will die from swine flu, the numbers are speculative. Sir Liam Donaldson, Britain's chief medical officer said the number could be anywhere between 3,000 and 75,000 deaths.
The World Health Organization has previously estimated that 2 billion people worldwide could catch swine flu. For most people, the virus is mild and no treatment is necessary.
In its weekly swine flu update, Britain's health agency estimated there were 55,000 new cases of swine flu last week and another 12 deaths, bringing the total number of British deaths to 29.


Updated : 2021-10-26 08:46 GMT+08:00