UK Swine Flu a Deadly Hit
This winter has seen a lot of people hit hard by this years Swine flu, with the majority of elderly and pregnant sufferers ending up in intensive care.
Doctors in Britain worry that the strain of swine flu this year has turned into a very malignant type of flu with most of the 300 or so cases ending in hospitalisation.
Hospitals across the UK have been given warning to look out for swine flu symptoms and to use antiviral medicines if they suspect someone has it.
SDI Healthcare believe that UK infection rates are at the highest they have been in five years with an increase of 36 percent above normal for this time of year.
Swine flu cases this winter are proving deadly with it claiming the lives of 14 British people already and showing no signs of declining it's numbers.
So why the surge? GPs blame the low vaccination rates and the British government are being blamed for not advertising enough about flu prevention.Last year saw people getting mildly ill with the virus and in need of bed rest for a few days, whereas this year a lot of people are in need of intensive care and hospital treatment.
It seems that as a society we may have fallen into bad habits all too easily and without a constant reminder about washing our hands regularly and being more careful with tissues and colds, then it is becoming highly risky to catch this strain of harmful Swine flu.