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Northamptonshire swine flu case

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A woman from Northamptonshire is among the latest people to be diagnosed with swine flu, taking the total number of UK patients affected to 32.

She is being treated with antiviral drugs at home and is said to be responding well to treatment.

Close contacts of the woman are also being given anti-viral drugs.

David Spence, of NHS Northamptonshire, said: "We are continuing to monitor the patient's response to treatment and are following up with her contacts."

He added: "We would like to reassure residents that we have measures in place to deal with the possibility of a flu pandemic although it is important to clarify that we are not at that stage."

A further 390 suspected cases of the H1N1 virus remain under investigation in the UK. There have been at least 1,500 confirmed cases worldwide.

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