The death of ten people because of a swine flu type virus has resulted in medical officials fearing a possible swine flu outbreak. The Health Protection Agency has confirmed that the deaths were because of the H1N1 virus and that the victims had died over the period of the past six-weeks.
Though, officials with the Department of Health have also informed that most of the people who died of the virus were already suffering from a previous illness. It has also not yet been confirmed whether the deaths were because of the influenza virus or another condition or both.
Te HPA has also informed that people being infected by the virus this year have shown more pronounced symptoms this year and that the influenza outbreak might be more fatal this year. It has also been announced that people below the age of 65-years were more likely to end up suffering from the condition.
It has also been reported by the media that the virus has already had an outbreak in eight-schools and an army barracks this year. Apart from that 18 of the 89-cases of the suspected flu have been confirmed as positive. The previous outbreak of the virus in the UK had resulted in the death of 494 Britons and has claimed the lives o 10-people already this year.