Patient 'critically ill' as UK swine flu cases rise to 185

Over 180 cases of H1N1 swine flu have now been confirmed in the UK.

Photograph: istockphoto
Photograph: istockphoto

Following the confirmation of a swine flu diagnosis in the East Midlands, a total of 185 cases have now been identified.

The newly confirmed case was an adult who has recently returned from travelling.

A total of 44 cases around one school in Birmingham were identified earlier this week. These cases were linked to a previously confirmed case and an investigation of this school outbreak is ongoing, the HPA said.

A further 155 cases are currently under laboratory investigation in the UK. This includes a 37-year-old man in Glasgow critically ill in hospital with suspected swine flu. The man was admitted to the intensive care unit of the city’s Victoria Royal Infirmary.

More information on our Swine Flu Resource Centre

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