Six more cases of swine flu in Hertfordshire

A FURTHER six cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Hertfordshire, taking the total number of diagnosed patients in the county to 21. Of the latest cases, one is a pupil at

A FURTHER six cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Hertfordshire, taking the total number of diagnosed patients in the county to 21.

Of the latest cases, one is a pupil at Queen's School in Bushey - but an NHS spokeswoman said they did not know where in the county the other affected people were from.

All patients have been given anti-viral drugs and are responding well to treatment.

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 and should not be cause for alarm.


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"We continue to monitor the situation carefully and our GPs remain vigilant to any patients reporting flu-like symptoms.

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

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