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Swine flu confirmed at Cardiff school

15th December 2010

Public Health Wales are in the process of investigating a large amount of cases of flu, including swine flu, at a Cardiff school.

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The independent Llandaff Cathedral School has seen more than 120 sickness absences over the past fortnight.

The school's headmaster Stephen Morris confirmed that a "high number" of pupils were unwell. 

A sample of six pupils tested under laboratory conditions revealed that half were infected with the H1N1 virus, but health officials stated that people should not be anxious.

Public Health Wales is looking into the outbreak at the school, which has 650 pupils and educates children of both sexes from the ages of three to 18.

Mr Morris said: "Over 120 cases of sickness absence have been recorded in the school in the last two weeks, not all of which are associated with influenza like illness."

Dr Gwen Lowe, consultant in communicable disease control, said: "In order to prevent further spread of this illness parents should not send their children to school if symptomatic, and keep them away until recovered."

"Symptomatic individuals should also be excluded from school attendance for any other events including cathedral services, concerts and other performances."

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Article Information

Title: Swine flu confirmed at Cardiff school
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 17040
Date Added: 15th Dec 2010


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