Swine flu reaches Dutch primary schools

Two primary school pupils in the Netherlands have been diagnosed with swine flu, according to media reports on Monday.


In Woerden, a six-year-old boy at the Margriet primary school has been found to have the virus. He is one of several children taken to visit a farm by car last week. The driver, the father of another child at the school, has the virus, leading officials to test all the children who travelled in his car.
The school has written to parents from the boy’s class suggesting they keep their children home pending further information.
In Amsterdam’s Osdorp district, a third-year girl has developed the virus, bringing the total cases in the capital to eight, the Parool newspaper reports.
The girl appears to have been infected by her mother who picked up the disease from a colleague, the paper says.

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