After four adults had been infected with the swine flu, a twelve year-old girl is now also infected with the swine flu; the swine flu victims' number is five in the UK. All of these people became ill with swine flu after visiting Mexico, where the swine flu started. All of them have mild symptoms and in all of those cases the victims are undergoing treatments with anti viral drugs.
According to Prime Minister Brown the swine flu patients are responding well to this treatment. Because of the fact that there is one death reported in the US, the United Kingdom is taking their responsibility to do everything to protect their people by taking necessarily precautions like airport checks. The government is also expanding the anti-viral stocks, they are ordering extra face masks and they distribute information leaflets for every family.
The swine flu started in Mexico and now the whole world is throwing into confusion. The symptoms seem to be innocent but the consequences are disastrous. I do not believe that this disaster could have been prevented because a disease is a disease, but I am in the opinion that every government has got to take their responsibilities to keep the damage as limited as possible. I think the government in the United Kingdom is taking its responsibilities well to protect people from such things like taking doing airport checks and increasing their budget for the anti viral drugs, ordering extra face masks and give people all the information they want and need on this subject. The more the people know about the symptoms the better it will be to take measures against it.