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Winter flu increases intensive care numbers

There’s been a dramatic rise in the numbers of people admitted to intensive care with flu, according to government figures.

302 beds are now occupied by flu patients, last week 182 beds were being used. It’s not known how many of those patients have H1N1 ‘swine flu’.

The government is urging everyone in at-risk groups, particularly pregnant women, to be vaccinated.

The flu jab protects those at risk from both seasonal flu and swine flu.

Read more at BBC Health.

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