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First case of swine flu in Hull but Health officials state “there is still no need to panic”

The Hull Daily Mail has reported the first case of swine flu confirmed in Hull. The Health Protection Agency confirmed three new cases yesterday in Yorkshire and the Humber including the one from Hull.

110 NEW cases of Swine Flu in England were confirmed yesterday following laboratory testing by the Department of Health.

Together with the 10 confirmed cases in Scotland one confirmed case in Northern Ireland this brings the total number of  laboratory confirmed UK cases identified since April 2009 to 1,582.

Dr Wendy Richardson, director of public health for Hull, was reported in the Mail as stating:

“Although we now have a confirmed case of swine flu in the Humber area, I would like to stress there is still no need to panic.

“Due to the ongoing situation in the rest of the country we are following the tried and tested plan for dealing with swine flu.

“Our message remains the same that this is not currently a serious condition and patients can be managed well at home, so people in the wider community should not be concerned.”

See UK Government Swine Flu leaflet and recommended advice websites on the Pandemic Flu Alert on The Hedon Blog.

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