Brits Running Out of Killer Flu Vaccine

They've just got enough for pregnant women, doc warns
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 6, 2011 3:57 AM CST
A careful tourist wears a face mask as she takes a photo in Trafalgar Square last month in London. British officials have warned of the increasing spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Nervous UK health care providers are running out of the vaccine for a scary swine flu strain that has claimed 39 lives. Manufacturers have warned they have no supplies left in the wake of a surge of new cases, reports the Telegraph. "There's enough vaccine for pregnant women who need it, and that's it," said one doctor. Officials are seeking remaining supplies in other European countries. Some 700 people with the flu are currently being treated in critical care facilities.

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