Usually, just one subtype, either influenza A or B, is responsible for the majority of cases. But last week 522 cases of influenza A and 546 of influenza B were recorded across England and Wales. However, this winter's outbreak shows no signs of slowing down, as flu cases are expected to rocket even further in the coming weeks.
However, this winter's outbreak shows no signs of slowing down, as flu cases are expected to rocket even further in the coming weeks.
'This is to be expected as the season progresses and at this point the numbers are in-keeping with previous years.'The circulating flu strains match those in the current flu vaccine, so the vaccine remains the best defence against the virus.'The PHE figures follow repeated predictions by researchers that the flu vaccine may only be 20 per cent effective this winter - just like last year.Professor Robert Dingwall, a public health expert at Nottingham Trent University, said it is 'inevitable' it will reach Britain.He said it could claim as many lives as the Hong Kong flu outbreak in 1968, which killed at least one million people.Cruise's character comes across an enigmatic stranger played by Olga Kurylenko who crash lands in a spacecraft and Jack is forced to question what he knows about Earth's near-destruction and life as he knows it.The deadly 'Aussie flu' currently sweeping Britain has already claimed lives in Ireland, it has emerged.