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South Hampstead School closed after swine flu diagnosis

PUBLISHED: 10:37 05 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:09 07 September 2010

SOUTH Hampstead High School has been closed after a pupil was diagnosed with swine flu. The 14-year-old girl from Barnet is one of 18 British people to contract the virus. The teenager, who is in Year 9, had not visited Mexico or the US. Health officials

SOUTH Hampstead High School has been closed after a pupil was diagnosed with swine flu.

The 14-year-old girl from Barnet is one of 18 British people to contract the virus. The teenager, who is in Year 9, had not visited Mexico or the US.

Health officials announced that the school will be closed until at least Thursday.

Antiviral drugs have been been offered to her year group and special arrangements were being made for upcoming exams.

The independent school said on its website that the girl was "at home and well".

South Hampstead is the third UK school to close since the outbreak, following Downend School in South Gloucestershire and Paignton Community and Sports College in Devon.


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