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School swine flu cases rise to 64

Welford Primary School
Further cases of swine flu have been linked to the school

Sixty-four people connected with a school in Birmingham have been diagnosed with swine flu in the biggest single outbreak in the country to date.

The Health Protection Agency confirmed 14 new cases at Welford Primary School, Handsworth, on Thursday. Of these, 13 were said to relate to children.

On Tuesday 50 swine flu cases linked to the school had been recorded and health officials predicted cases would rise.

The 420-pupil school is shut for half term and is undergoing a "deep clean".

The school is due to open as scheduled next week.



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