Area of Comet country has one of highest swine flu 'attack rates' in East

CENTRAL Bedfordshire has one of the highest attack rates of swine flu in the East of England. This is according to a report by the East of England Strategic Health Authority, presented to its board yesterday (Thursday).It says: Swine flu is recognised

CENTRAL Bedfordshire has one of the highest "attack rates" of swine flu in the East of England.

This is according to a report by the East of England Strategic Health Authority, presented to its board yesterday (Thursday).

It says: "Swine flu is recognised as circulating widely in the community in the East of England, although the number of cases has been highly variable. The highest attack rates have been in West Hertfordshire, Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire."

In estimates based on the number of antiviral drugs dispensed, the report put the total number of swine flu cases seen in the East so far at 15,000 on July 23.

Three people have died with swine flu in the East of England.