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Woman with swine flu gives birth

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A pregnant woman who was admitted to hospital in Scotland after contracting swine flu has given birth prematurely.

The baby was born on Monday afternoon, at 29 weeks' gestation, in the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. The baby is in intensive care but is stable.

The 38-year-old mother, who is said to be critically ill, is one of several people in hospital with the virus.

A further 22 cases of the virus have brought the total number of people infected in Scotland to 141.

Doctors infected

Two hospital doctors are among the latest people confirmed with swine flu, according to the Scottish Government.

Officials confirmed two doctors at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley are thought to have caught the H1N1 virus from patients being treated there.

A total of 10 people were in hospital with swine flu, although that total was likely to fall to seven or eight by the end of Friday, Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said.

She said that of the 22 newly confirmed cases, 16 were in the Highland health board area, five in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and one in Forth Valley.

Schools closed

Seven Scottish schools are now closed because of swine flu.

On Friday, Lochgoilhead Primary and Dunoon Grammar closed for seven days.

Third year pupils from Dunoon Grammar had already been excluded from classes.

In addition, Kirn Primary, Innellan Primary, Toward Primary, Appletrees Nursery in Rothesay are closed and Annette Street Primary in Glasgow is closed until Tuesday.

Third year pupils at Paisley Grammar School have been sent home for seven days.

Scottish children's entertainers The Singing Kettle have been forced to postpone a show for 500 children in Dunoon, owing to the outbreak of swine flu in the town.

The concert was due to take place at Queen's Hall on Saturday afternoon, but has now been postponed until 6 September.

The number of cases of swine flu in Scotland has risen seven-fold in a week, and the country accounts for a quarter of all cases of the virus in the UK.



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