Second Lichfield school confirms pupil has swine flu

EXCLUSIVE: A second Lichfield school has confirmed a case of swine flu.

A pupil at Lichfield Cathedral School has caught the illness and is undergoing treatment.

The news follows the news that a “number of cases” had been confirmed amongst the student population at King Edward VI School.

A spokesperson for Lichfield Cathedral School said:

“One child at the Junior School has been confirmed to have contracted swine flu.  The child is at home and receiving treatment in the form of antiviral medicine. As directed by the Public Health team and the Health Protection Agency, as well as the NHS, people who have come into contact with someone with swine flu are not being treated.  Only those displaying actual symptoms are receiving treatment.”

The school are advising parents who suspect that their child may be suffering from symptoms to stay at home and seek advice from a GP.

Before the new case was diagnosed, a Lichfield Cathedral School spokesperson had confirmed to The Lichfield Blog that the school were aiming the be vigilant in preventing any potential outbreak from spreading.

The spokesperson explained:

“In following our own advice on prevention, we ensure that each child uses antibacterial gel to wash their hands before entering the School dining room.”

Neither Lichfield Cathedral School or King Edward VI School has yet confirmed whether any plans are in place to close as a result of the new swine flu cases.

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