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Flu outbreak in Swansea

19th April 2012

Two people have died and five others are in hospital after a flu outbreak at two Swansea nursing homes.

So far, 17 people have tested positive for the influenza A strain of the virus at the unidentified homes and 36 people, including six members of staff at the homes, have reported flu-like symptoms. Public Health Wales said 30 residents at one home have been offered the anti-viral drug, Tamiflu. The deaths follow a similar outbreak in Cardiff in February and March which also killed two people.

 

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Article Information

Title: Flu outbreak in Swansea
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21690
Date Added: 19th Apr 2012

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