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More cases of UK swine flu

26th May 2009

The Health Protection Agency has confirmed eight more cases of swine flu, raising the total number of people infected with the virus in the UK to 120.

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There are currently 168 other potential cases which are being investigated.

The HPA said two people from the South East, two people in London and a child from the West Midlands were the most recent cases.

Welford School in Birmingham was shut early for half term after a pupil was found to have swine flu.

The HPA said there was "evidence of respiratory illness throughout the school community and any pupils showing symptoms would be given antiviral drugs as a precautionary measure."

The five new cases included two people who had returned from travelling and one who had a link with a "previously confirmed" case.

NHS London stated that the number of people infected with the H1N1 virus in the capital stands at 65.

The two new cases are a female from Bexley who had been in contact with someone infected with the virus and a male from Haringey who was infected "by an as yet unknown source".

In Scotland, three more cases of the virus were confirmed.

 

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