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Bad weather or flu not responsible for 12 percent rise in fatalities in Britain

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By: Keerthi Mohan

There has been a 12 percent hike in the number of deaths in Britain, and it’s not due to bad weather or flu. Reportedly, more than 10,000 extra people have died in the first few weeks of 2018 than is usual. There were about 93,990 deaths in England and Wales in the first seven weeks of 2018 compared to a average of 83,615 over the same weeks in the previous five years. This unexpected rise in the number of deaths has prompted researchers at Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to call for an investigation, as health…

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