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Six are treated for swine flu virus at Glasgow Royal Infirmary

SIX people are being treated at a Glasgow hospital after contracting swine flu.

The patients who contracted the H1N1 virus were being treated at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

A spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said "appropriate infection control procedures" are in place.

The statement added: "Any patients who test positive for influenza are isolated or nursed in a designated cohort area until they are no longer symptomatic."

Five years ago a deadly swine flu pandemic broke out and plunged the country into chaos.

Swine flu symptoms include a sudden fever, shortness of breath, a cough and vomiting.

It is a respiratory infection which affects breathing and is caused by a virus that usually affects pigs.

Health chiefs said none of the patients is giving "any cause for concern" as a result of the virus.

Craig Williams, lead infection control doctor, said: "The latest Health Protection Scotland monthly flu report has shown flu in the community is on the increase. As such, we would expect to see a corresponding rise of cases in hospitals."

Last month, it was revealed six children were treated for swine flu at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill, Glasgow.

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