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  • Wales: Two people die after (H3N2) flu outbreak at Canton residential home in Cardiff

    Source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...1466-30441639/

    Two people die after flu outbreak at Canton residential home in Cardiff

    * by Graham Henry, WalesOnline
    * Mar 1 2012

    TWO people have died and another nine are in hospital after an outbreak of flu at a Cardiff residential home.

    A total of 20 out of 33 residents at the Dorothy Lewis Residential Home in Canton, Cardiff, have developed flu-like symptoms since February 19.

    Out of the 40 members of staff, nine have also developed similar symptoms, Public Health Wales said. None have been hospitalised.

    Itís understood the people affected have contracted the H3N2 strain of flu Ė not swine flu, which has been responsible for scores of deaths over the last two years in Wales...

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    Re: Wales: Two people die after (H3N2) flu outbreak at Canton residential home in Cardiff

    Source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...1466-30448092/

    Cardiff 4pm flu latest: Seven Dorothy Lewis care home residents still being treated in hospital

    * By Madeleine Brindley
    * Mar 2 2012

    Health experts are continuing to investigate a flu outbreak which has killed two residents of a Cardiff care home.

    Seven residents of the Dorothy Lewis Residential Home, in Canton, are still being treated in hospital after contracting the common winter virus.

    In all, 20 of the homeís 33 residents and many of the staff have suffered flu-like symptoms since February 19.

    All have fallen ill with the H3N2 strain of flu, which is different to swine flu, which was responsible for the 2009 pandemic...

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