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Flu crisis plan outlined

31st August 2007

An official report has warned that up to 650,000 people could die in England and Wales in the event of a flu pandemic.

The document from the Home Office covers all aspects of dealing with an outbreak. It includes the possibility of mass burials and refrigerated trailers for dead bodies and also raised the idea of giving nurses the power to sign death certificates as well as retired doctors. The Home Office said that the emergency plans would be used if a new strain of ordinary flu emerged or if avian flu became easily transmitted from birds to humans.


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