Swine flu: a Birmingham experience.

  title={Swine flu: a Birmingham experience.},
  author={James E Scriven and Ruth Mcewen and Sanjay Mistry and C. Green and Husam Eldien H. Osman and Mark Bailey and Christopher Ellis},
  journal={Clinical medicine},
  volume={9 6},
By the beginning of July 2009 the West Midlands had seen more cases of novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu) than any other region in the U.K. Over a three-week period almost 850 people presented to Heartlands Hospital with flu-like symptoms. Of those admitted 52 adults were subsequently confirmed as having H1N1 infection. Most were younger than 30 and not from traditional influenza risk groups. The main risk factor for severe disease was asthma, and to a lesser extent pregnancy and obesity. Seven… CONTINUE READING
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