THE number of suspected cases of swine flu in Solihull has risen.
The announcement was made by the borough council which said: “The council and Solihull NHS Care Trust have been informed that a very small number of suspected cases of swine flu have been reported to the Health Protection Agency.
“We are prepared to deal with any outbreak in support of the Health Protection Agency and will provide parents, guardians and carers with information about swine flu as and if necessary.”
Lindsey Stewart, from the HPA, said: “There are over 500 confirmed cases across the West Midlands.”
More than 1,500 cases have now been confirmed across the UK - with more than a third of those reported in the West Midlands.
Anyone with flu symptoms (a high temperature, aches, a cough, a headache etc) or who has been contact with a flu sufferer should stay at home, limit contact and call their GP or NHS direct on 0845 4647.