Swine flu advice from health body

THERE are no confirmed cases of swine flu in Hertfordshire, a health body has verified following reports a Stevenage worker has been quarantined as a precaution. This morning (Tuesday) The Comet reported that a worker at Stevenage Railway Station has been

THERE are no confirmed cases of swine flu in Hertfordshire, a health body has verified following reports a Stevenage worker has been quarantined as a precaution.

This morning (Tuesday) The Comet reported that a worker at Stevenage Railway Station has been quarantined amid swine flu fears, after she retuned from a trip to Mexico.

According to the manager of Amigo, a newsagents at Stevenage station, a member of staff was checked for symptoms of swine flu when she landed back in Britain and has been ordered to stay at home for one week.

A spokesman for the NHS East and North Hertfordshire said: "We have no confirmed cases in Hertfordshire but the guidelines issued by the Health Protection Agency for those people suffering from flu-like symptoms, who have recently returned from an area where there has been sustained human-human transmission of swine flu, is that they remain at home and contact their GP by phone.


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"During any testing process, they are advised to remain at home and avoid contact with others. This is advice that is routinely being given by GPs and health agencies.

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