Glasgow & West Scotland

Six people treated at Glasgow hospital for 'swine flu'

Six patients at Glasgow Royal Infirmary are being treated for the effects of swine flu.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) said the none of the six patients being treated for the H1N1 virus was giving any cause for concern.

The health board said that "all the appropriate infection control procedures" were in place.

Swine flu is now classified as seasonal flu. The most recent figures show an increase of cases of flu.

Craig Williams, lead infection control doctor with NHS GGC, said: "The latest Health Protection Scotland monthly flu report has shown that flu in the community is on the increase and as such we would therefore expect to see a corresponding rise of cases in hospitals."

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