New case of swine flu confirmed
Wednesday 27 May 2009
One more case of swine flu was confirmed today bringing the total in the UK to 185, health officials said.
The new case is an adult from the East Midlands who recently returned from abroad, the Health Protection Agency said.
A total of 171 cases have now been confirmed in England, with 13 in Scotland and one in Northern Ireland.
Another 155 possible cases are being investigated.
Yesterday, 44 new cases were linked to Welford Primary School in Handsworth, Birmingham.
The school, which had already confirmed six cases, is currently closed for the half-term holidays and is undergoing a "deep clean" ahead of its reopening next week.
The HPA said all the confirmed cases in Birmingham were being treated at home with anti-viral drugs and were responding well to treatment.
About 50 countries have reported cases of the H1N1 virus, with almost 13,500 people around the world affected.
So far at least 95 people have died from the virus, in Mexico, the USA and Canada.
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