Canvey Pupil Treated For Suspected Swine Flu

(BBC) – A YEAR EIGHT PUPIL at the Castle View School, Canvey Island, is being treated at home for suspected swine flu.

The child is said to be recovering well on anti-viral drugs, which are also being given to other Year Eight pupils at the school.

NHS South East Essex told the BBC that closure of the school was not thought necessary.

Andrea Atherton, Director of public health for NHS South East Essex, said: ‘Although there is only a very small risk of transmission to other pupils, we clearly want to do all we can to help stop the spread of the virus.

‘We would like to reassure parents and local residents that unless you have flu-like symptoms, and are being tested for swine flu, there is absolutely no need to stop your normal everyday activities, such as going to work or school.’

Two adults and six children in England were confirmed with the virus yesterday, as well as a Greenock man.

… (Echo, 10/05/2009) – Swine flu hits Basildon and Canvey

… (10/05/2009) – Swine Flu Parent Hotline


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