UK Predicts 100,000 New Swine Flu Cases Every Day

Government instructs doctors to stop testing for H1N1
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2009 7:55 AM CDT
Andy Burnham, the British health secretary, holds a folder labeled 'Swine Flu Briefing' at 10 Downing Street in London.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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(Newser) – Incidences of swine flu have spiked rapidly across Britain, and the country's health secretary predicted yesterday that the UK could see 100,000 new cases every day by August, the Guardian reports. Doctors are being instructed to concentrate on treatment instead of containment. "We have always known it would be impossible to contain the virus indefinitely," the minister said.