First human case of swine flu H1N2: should we be worried?

Patient recovers from the UK’s first confirmed human case of a new strain of swine flu. Health officials track down close contacts to measure spread. Should we be worried about this new strain? Our Health Reporter Daniel Keane explains what has happened, and whether this new strain could lead to the next pandemic. In this episode:


  • Do we know how this person contracted it?
  • Dr Andrew Catchpole’s 'Don’t panic but stay alert' advice explained
  • What scientists are saying about this new strain
  • Why we need to ‘keep an eye’ on developments
  • Plus: The latest on ‘mystery’ respiratory illness in China


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