24 swine flu deaths in Britain since October: official

23rd December 2010, Comments 0 comments

A total of 24 people have died of swine flu in Britain since October with children among the dead, authorities said Thursday.

Data from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) showed 27 people have died with confirmed flu, including 24 with swine flu and three with another strain.

Nine children and 18 adults have died, although the data does not indicate which of the victims did not die from swine flu.

THe HPA said it was concerned that people in at-risk groups, such as those over the age of 65 and people with respiratory conditions, were failing to get themselves vaccinated.

© 2010 AFP

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