WISBECH: School pupil and staff member recovering at home after showing swine flu symptoms

PUBLISHED: 12:45 07 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:08 02 June 2010

A PUPIL and a member of staff at a Fenland primary school are recovering at home after showing swine flu symptoms. But Peckover Primary School, in Wisbech, will remain open after the Health Protection Agency relaxed measures to control the spread of the virus.

A PUPIL and a member of staff at a Fenland primary school are recovering at home after showing swine flu symptoms.

But Peckover Primary School, in Wisbech, will remain open after the Health Protection Agency relaxed measures to control the spread of the virus.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire County Council said: “A member of staff and a pupil with swine flu are recovering at home and the school remains open.”

The decision to keep the school open came after the Health Protection Agency announced it is moving away from measures to try and contain the virus, to focus on providing treatment.

As a result of the measures announced on Thursday, schools will now remain open while anyone showing symptoms of swine flu will recover at home.

Clinicians will now rely on patients’ symptoms rather than laboratory tests to diagnose illness.

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire NHS said people should still take simple measures to prevent infection – such as covering the nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and washing hands regularly.

Anyone who develops flu-like symptoms should go home and contact their GP by telephone, or NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.


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