Third swine flu case confirmed in region

SWINE flu has been confirmed in a north Essex town.

SWINE flu has been confirmed in a north Essex town

A man from Colchester has been diagnosed with the virus after returning from a Latin American country.

Mike Gogarty, Director of Public Health for NHS North East Essex, said: “I can confirm that a man from Colchester, who recently returned from an affected area, has tested positive for Swine flu. He has been given antivirals and is responding well to treatment in his own home.

“If people are concerned because they have been to a known affected area where people to people spread of swine flu has occurred and are also developing influenza-like symptoms they should stay at home, call their GP or contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or via the web at www.nhs.uk .”


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It takes the total number of cases in the East of England to 9. There are now 78 confirmed cases in the UK.

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