Friday, November 07, 2003

UK: flu kills five kids ... could kill more?

Weeks before SARS became a huge story, I saw a story about how in this one province in China, sales of antibiotics, both modern and traditional, had gone way up. I thought it was strange but didn't think much more of it. Well, I'm not going to ignore stories like it any more.

Check this out. Five kids in the UK, aged between 18 months and 11, have died and it's only the start of the flu season.
Britain's leading flu expert, Professor John Oxford, believes Britain may be in line for an epidemic. He said it was "most unusual" for so many children to die at the start of the flu season.