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Tenth swine flu case is confirmed

A 10th case of swine flu has been confirmed in Jersey.

The Health and Social Services Department said the case was linked to a previously confirmed case, but added that it was not linked to any school.

The department said the patient was recovering well and people in regular contact with them had been informed and recommended anti-viral drugs.

It added that all the patients who had had the virus to date had made, or were making, a good recovery.

Precautionary measures

The Deputy Medical Officer of Health, Dr Susan Turnbull, said: "We are still very much in the containment phase here in Jersey.

"That means we are still recommending Tamiflu as a precautionary measure to all close contacts of people with swine flu.

"We hope this will slow the spread of the virus, and help limit the impact on Jersey."

Anyone with flu-like symptoms should ask for a home visit from their GP rather than visit the surgery.

Islanders seeking advice about swine flu have been advised to call a special helpline set up on 01534 445566 which is open from 0830 to 1730 BST, Monday to Friday.



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