Swine flu cases continue to fall

An estimated 11,000 cases of swine flu were diagnosed in the last week, Sir Liam said, again much lower than the 100,000 cases per week diagnosed earlier in the summer.

The apparent end of the first wave of the swine flu pandemic has forced the Government to revise its prediction, made by health secretary Andy Burnham in July, that cases of swine flu would spiral to ‘100,000 a day by the end of August’.

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