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Swine flu hits council staff

PUBLISHED: 10:00 21 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:51 23 August 2010

THREE members of staff at the council officers have been diagnosed with Swine Flu. Bosses at Gravesham Borough Council confirmed the outbreak at the Civic Centre, Gravesend and said all pregnant employees are now working from home as a precaution. As th

THREE members of staff at the council officers have been diagnosed with Swine Flu.

Bosses at Gravesham Borough Council confirmed the outbreak at the Civic Centre, Gravesend and said all pregnant employees are now working from home as a precaution.

As this latest outbreak was announced, the government confirmed that the number of Britons who had died after contracting the H1N1 virus stands at 29, with a six-year-old boy from Strood the latest victim.

Health chiefs have warned that the number of cases could soar to 100,000 a day in Britain by the end of the month.

If you are concerned you have swine flu, contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or see your GP.

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