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Seven people tested for swine flu

Seven people from Wiltshire have been tested for suspected swine flu.

The county's Director of Public Health, Maggie Rae, said all those tested had either recently travelled to or had connections with Mexico.

Those concerned have mild symptoms and none need hospital treatment, Ms Rea added. The results of Monday's tests have not been disclosed.

Flights to Cancun leaving from Bristol International Airport have been cancelled until 8 May.

The tests were undertaken at a Health Protection Agency facility in Bristol.

Ms Rae added: "It's really important to emphasise we haven't had any confirmed cases in Wiltshire at this stage.

'Well-formulated plan'

"People should be alert, heed the Foreign Office advice not to go to Mexico, anyone travelling back from there worried about symptoms should ring their GP for advice and usually the doctor will take a swab.

"I'm confident if these become confirmed cases we will contain them.

"We have a very well-formulated pandemic flu plan.

"Wiltshire was the area of the region that was chosen by the Cabinet Office to have that plan tested earlier this year, and all the agencies are working together and are in regular contact."



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