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The flu epidemic in the UK: the number of people in intensive care has increased by 3 times

The flu epidemic in the UK: the number of people in intensive care has increased by 3 times

The flu epidemic in the UK: the number of people in intensive care has increased by 3 times

Recently in England and Wales, the number of cases of influenza has increased threefold, from 32.8 to 87.1 per 100,000 population, which is higher than last years epidemic, writes The Independent.

Highest performance among students, according to the Royal College of Physicians in Birmingham. Infections occur mainly in the southern and central regions. The lowest incidence in the north. It is known that the lions share of people infected by the strain of the wine flu H1N1. However, there is evidence of circulating strains of H3N2 and type B.

Ministry of Health states: on Tuesday in the intensive care unit are 302 persons. This is 70% higher than last year. 17 people died. Mostly dead – people under 65. Six deaths occurred in the age group under 18. These figures have puzzled many experts who believe that the scale of the epidemic is to be modest.