Leicester Royal Closes Wards Over Swine Flu

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Three wards at Leicester’s Royal Infirmary have closed after 14 cancer patients were diagnosed with swine flu.

The patients, who are suffering with the H1N1 strain of influenza, have been isolated to avoid an outbreak, the hospital said.

Another three people being treated at the city’s Glenfield Hospital also have swine flu, but these are not linked to the cases at the other hospital.

Anyone suffering from cold and flu symptoms should avoid both hospitals.

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