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Saturday, July 31, 2010

New Zealand : Swine flu hits school

Via Stuff :

" Almost 50 children at Seddon School have been struck with swine flu in the top of the south's first outbreak of H1N1 influenza this winter.

Nelson Marlborough medical officer of health Dr Ed Kiddle said swab tests taken on Wednesday confirmed the outbreak.

Most of the children had upper respiratory tract infections, cough, sore throat and a fever.

Dr Kiddle said the illness started more than a week ago but was now waning. At its peak, nearly half the children were off school, with 46 ill out of a roll of 107.

He said there were likely to be other cases in the community."

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