Parents warned about swine flu outbreak in Jersey

Parents of school pupils in Jersey have been contacted by health officials following an outbreak of swine flu in the island.

Letters were sent out warning that with school's reopening after Christmas, the H1N1 virus could be spread easily.

Dr Susan Turnbull, acting medical officer of health, said those with flu-like symptoms should not attend school.

There have been 11 confirmed cases of swine flu in the island in the past week.

Dr Turnbull has urged parents to wash hard surfaces such as door handles regularly, and to advise their children to wash their hands regularly.

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