Swine flu killed more people in the UK than last year's pandemic. Prof John Watson says:
"A small proportion of swine flu cases resulted in serious illness and death predominately in young and middle aged adults."
Saul Packman spokesman for the 'International Centre for Animal Diseases' says: "Once again the potential for fatal diseases being incubated in animals comes to the forefront once again. It calls for all pet keepers to observe the strictest of hygiene rules or they too will find themselves at risk of serious illness and death."
Source Health Protection Agency reporting 562 deaths 25th May 2011
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