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UK swine flu cases hit 100 mark

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The number of swine flu cases in the UK passed the 100 mark yesterday as 14 more people were diagnosed with the infection.

According to the Health Protection Agency, six adults and eight children in London, the South East and the east of England are among the new confirmed cases, bringing the UK total to 101.

The HPA said that 11 cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases, two are returning travellers and one source of the infection remains under investigation.

They added that a further 155 suspected cases are currently under laboratory investigation in the UK.

The HPA reiterated the advice that general infection control practices and good respiratory hand hygiene can help reduce the spread of infection. Updated advice on actions to be taken in a school in the event of a suspected or confirmed case of swine flu in a pupil can be found on the HPA website.

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