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    Swine flu hits Ndola school

    THE pandemic Influenza A (H1N1), commonly known as swine flu, has broken out at Fatima Girls Secondary School in Ndola on the Copperbelt, the Ministry of Health has announced.

    Ministry of Health spokesperson Kamoto Mbewe said in a statement in Lusaka on April 1 that some pupils were taken ill after being attacked by the H1N1 influenza.

    He said 10 specimens were taken for laboratory investigation, of which eight have tested positive for the virus.

    Dr Mbewe said all the girls are in stable condition and district and provincial health offices are putting in place measures to ensure that no more cases are recorded...

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    Swine flu victims recover

    THE Ministry of Health says all the girls that were reported to have tested positive for swine flu at Fatima Girls have recovered and have been discharged.

    Spokesperson Dr Rueben Mbewe yesterday said that no new cases had been reported.

    An outbreak was reported at the school on Friday with eight pupils testing positive.

    Dr Mbewe said 10 specimens were taken for laboratory investigation and eight tested positive for pandemic influenza H1N1.

    He said the signs and symptoms of swine flu include fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, bodyaches, headaches, chills and fatigue.

    Dr Mbewe said any person who may experience any of these symptoms should report to the nearest health centre.