Cherie Blair has suspected swine flu, it was revealed today.











The former Prime Minister's wife has pulled out of a series of public engagements while she battles the illness.



It is understood she was identified as likely to have the virus on Tuesday.



Ex-premier Tony Blair and the couple's children have not shown any signs of being infected.



Mrs Blair has been given a course of Tamiflu, and told to rest.



The QC had been due to pick up an honorary degree at Liverpool's Hope University today, and also cancelled a staff barbecue to ensure the virus was not passed on.



Mr Blair's office refused to comment.

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