Monday, October 5, 2009

Deadly second wave of swine flu 'on its way', scientists warn

A second wave of swine flu could be on its way, scientists warned last night after the number of new cases rose for the first time since July.The jump, from an estimated 3,000 to 5,000, comes a fortnight after children-key spreaders of the disease-returned to school.There have been outbreaks at six schools in England, but health chiefs repeated that there are no plans to close schools as it would do little to contain the disease.In another development, two sufferers are believed to have developed resistance to Tamiflu, the anti-viral drug which is the only line of defence to the disease before a vaccine is ready....

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