Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Close

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Nurses offered flu drugs in Welsh outbreak

  • Comment
Around 80 hospital staff and patients in north Wales are being offered anti-flu drugs as a precaution against avian flu.

Around 80 hospital staff and patients in north Wales are being offered anti-flu drugs as a precaution against avian flu.

The National Public Health Service for Wales said 79 people from a ward at Ysbytly Glan Clwyd had been offered tamiflu following possible contact with a health worker confirmed as being infected with the H7 flu virus.

A further 69 patients and staff from the A&E unit and two wards at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor are also being contacted because another confirmed case was recently a patient there.

The NPHS stated that none of the 12 cases of avian flu identified so far were seriously ill and that the risk to the general public was assessed to be low. The source of the outbreak is a smallholding near Corwen.

Marion Lyons, lead consultant in communicable disease control for the NPHS, said: Â'Experience of this particular bird flu virus (H7N2) in humans is limited so we are actively managing the public health response.Â'

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.