The Five: Plenty of National Frontists, Hurricane Irma, Kavanaugh and more

5.06am Update. GPs in Coventry have decided to defer appointments until next year because of rising numbers of new patients needing care. The Telegraph reports. Doctors are so stretched, they are Under pressure ……

The Five: Plenty of National Frontists, Hurricane Irma, Kavanaugh and more

5.06am Update.

GPs in Coventry have decided to defer appointments until next year because of rising numbers of new patients needing care.

The Telegraph reports.

Doctors are so stretched, they are

Under pressure … All primary care services could be hit by austerity cuts next year.

5.38am UK time

A potent strain of the Sars-like virus known as Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is circulating in London, and health officials said it could easily spread in crowded places.

There is no evidence yet that the virus can spread between people or cause serious illness, said Professor John Watson, from London’s University College Hospital.

But he said a person who had come into contact with an infected patient could develop symptoms even after they have recovered.

Watson urged the health authorities to communicate “early enough in cases of potential change in the infection pathogen so that people can be carefully monitored for symptoms.”

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