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Swine flu affects another school

A pupil at a school in Worcester has been diagnosed with swine flu, health bosses have confirmed.

The affected pupil is in year eight at Nunnery Wood High School.

NHS West Midlands said the school would not be closed at this stage but all pupils in his year and school staff would be given antiviral medication.

Malvern College in Worcestershire has closed for ten days after six cases of the virus were confirmed. Its preparatory school has also closed.

'Constant review'

Speaking about the new case at Nunnery Wood High School Dr Richard Harling, director of public health Worcestershire, said he did not believe there was increased risk to other pupils.

The situation would be under constant review, he added.

Another 58 people from across the West Midlands were diagnosed with swine flu on Friday bringing the total number to 229.

The World Health Organisation has confirmed the outbreak as the first global flu pandemic in 40 years.

The H1N1 strain has spread to at least 74 countries.



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