Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Virus Leaflet Drop Begins

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Virus Leaflet Drop Begins

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A NATIONWIDE leaflet campaign giving information about swine flu will start today after 27 cases of the virus were confirmed in the UK.

The first leaflets will drop through doors today after the Department of Health's announcement last week of a blanket delivery.

The move comes after a fifth school was closed as the number of people confirmed with the H1N1 virus rose by a third yesterday.

Many of those who are newly diagnosed are said to have caught the virus from contact with people in the UK who had visited Mexico or the US.

The information leaflet suggests ways in which people can reduce their chances of catching swine flu and gives advice on what to do if they develop symptoms..

The Dolphin School in Battersea, south London, announced its closure last night after two pupils fell ill with the virus. They are siblings and close contacts of a previously confirmed case, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.

The school said the closure was a precautionary measure. …

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