A medical researcher working to produce a DNA test for swine flu, which is spreading more quickly in the UK. Photo AFP.
From The Independent:
Health authorities told to set up testing and drug distribution centres in case of autumn outbreak.
Primary care trusts are to set up anti-viral drug distribution centres and swine flu testing clinics amid fears that the infection could spread out of control.
The Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, wrote to health authorities last week urging hospitals to test all patients who show signs of flu-like symptoms. He wrote: "Transmission from person to person in this country is increasingly common. There is evidence that sporadic cases are arising with no apparent link either to cases elsewhere in the UK or to travel abroad."
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