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First UK swine flu critical case

Swine flu test
There are now 362 confirmed cases of swine flu in the UK

A Scottish man is the first person in the UK to become critically ill wholly because of swine flu, it has emerged.

The 45-year old from Paisley is one of two new critical cases being treated in intensive care at the Royal Alexandra in Renfrewshire.

The other is a 38-year-old woman who has underlying health problems.

A 37-year-old man, also with underlying health problems, remains in a critical condition in a Glasgow hospital. There are now 362 swine flu cases in the UK.

The Scottish government said it expected the number of confirmed cases to increase significantly in the coming weeks.

The Health Protection Agency said it was important for parents and schools to be vigilant, and take prompt action if children who have been abroad during half-term start showing flu-like symptoms.



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