Break out the face masks

Surbiton schools confirm swine flu cases.

Children from Our Lady Immaculate (OLI), Tolworth and Grand Avenue Primary in Surbiton have both confirmed cases of the virus in the past few days, with unconfirmed reports of cases in several other schools around the borough.

One fuming OLI parent, who asked not to be named, said she was in tears and had been sick after reading an email from the school on July 7 about the swine flu case.

The email said that because it was likely transmission had already occurred in the school and wider community, there was no public health reason to close the school - although it urged parents to seek medical advice if symptoms emerged.


There is a confirmed case at my son's school. My advice is to take medical advice and prepare, but don't panic. What does panic do around children other than upset them.

Quite right Leslie,as usual a sensible post from you.

We are not dealing with Ebola or Lassa Fever here and a normal winter flue would dispatch many thousands of old folks,mind you as old folks are not affected by this particular strain the media are really interested in "bigging it up" precisely to alarm both parents and children.

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