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Woman is negative for swine flu

Passengers are being screened for flu-like symptoms at Heathrow Airport
Passengers are being screened for flu-like symptoms at Heathrow Airport

A woman who was undergoing tests for suspected swine flu has been given the all-clear, a west London hospital has confirmed.

She was admitted to the West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth on Tuesday morning after walking in with flu-like symptoms.

The woman, who had recently returned from Mexico, was kept in isolation while being tested.

She will now be discharged after the test results came back negative.

Passengers screened

A spokesman for the West Middlesex University Hospital said: "We can confirm that we have admitted a female patient who has recently visited Mexico.

"The patient's condition is described as stable."

This was the first suspected case of swine-flu, H1N1 virus, in the capital following the confirmation of two cases in Scotland.

As a precaution passengers are being screened for flu-like symptoms at Heathrow Airport.



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