Five more swine flu cases in Hertfordshire

FIVE more people – including two youngsters – from Hertfordshire have been diagnosed with swine flu. It brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 15. The new cases involve three men and a young person from the east and north area, and

FIVE more people - including two youngsters - from Hertfordshire have been diagnosed with swine flu.

It brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 15.

The new cases involve three men and a young person from the east and north area, and one young person from the western part of the county.

NHS bosses would not give out any further details about the five, who have been given anti-viral drugs and are responding well to treatment.


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Dr Jane Halpin, director of public health for Hertfordshire, said: "These new cases of swine flu are not connected to the cases previously announced, but they do not come as a surprise given the pattern of spread of this new strain of flu.

"The NHS in Hertfordshire continues to monitor the situation carefully and our GPs remain vigilant to any patients reporting flu-like symptoms.

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"We have very detailed plans in place to manage any more widespread transmission of swine flu.

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