London: Britain`s government said Friday ithad flu vaccine shortages in certain regions as it told somehospitals to postpone operations to free up beds for a wave ofinfluenza patients. The order came as the Health Protection Agency said thetotal death toll from flu this season had gone up by 11 in thepast week to 50.
Of the 50 deaths, 45 were from swine flu, with theremaining five from the type B strain. Five of the cases were aged under five, with eight casesaged five to 14.PTI
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