Swine flu diagnosed in Leicester

Fourteen cancer patients on three wards at Leicester Royal Infirmary are being treated for swine flu. 

Another three people, a child and two adults, are being treated at Leicester’s Glenfield hospital.

All 17 people have been diagnosed with having the H1N1 flu strain of influenza.

The affected patients were immediately isolated when the discovery was made. They have been put into isolation and given antiviral drugs, as have people who come into contact with them.

Liz Collins, lead nurse for infection prevention, said: “All necessary precautions were taken and these patients have been isolated to avoid an outbreak.”

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