Saturday 23 March 2019

Two more schools hit by swine flu

Photo: AFP, Getty Images
Photo: AFP, Getty Images

EILISH O'REGAN

Two more schools have been hit with swine flu, leaving a small number of pupils ill with the virus.

Parents of pupils from the Loreto Convent, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, were the latest to receive letters advising them of the small outbreak at the school.

They have been advised to contact their GP if their daughters show flu-like symptoms and to keep them at home from school for seven days if flu is diagnosed.

Public health specialist for the HSE in the north west, Dr Anthony Breslin, said most of the cases emerging are mild.

In Dublin, parents were told that two pupils at Pobalscoil Iosolde in Palmerstown tested positive for the flu.

As of last week, there were reported outbreaks in 11 educational settings since the virus emerged in late spring.

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