It is with the grace of Allah (SWT) that despite the declaration of the H1N1 (Swine flu fever) pandemic by the World Health Organisation last week, there has been no reports of any sufferers in our community around Europe or globally. We pray to the Allah (SWT) through the intercession of Our Lady Fatima (AS) to keep us safe whilst this illness escalates globally.
There were now close to 30,000 cases world wide in upto 74 countries by last weekend. There is also thought to be more unreported cases from third world countries where there may be cases going undetected.
More importantly, the UK confirmed cases now reach 1226 with at least 229 cases in the West Midlands. 1 patient has died from the infection albeit with other co-morbid conditions but the details are sketchy at present.