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Swine flu: If you suspect it, report it.

Family infected with Swine flu


A England-wide ban on movement of all non - essential personnel is in place after a family of four in Surrey were found to be infected, possibly with the virulent Guildford strain of Swine - flu


Some 60 neighbours on the estate close to the village of Wanborough near Guildford have tested positive for the disease which wreaked havoc in 2001.


A 3km protection zone has been put in place around the premises.


High Chancellor, Adam Sutler cancelled his holiday in Dorset and took part in a meeting of government's Cobra emergency committee.


In accordance with legislation, all infected cases in the Surrey area will be resettled, Norsefire Chief Medical Officer Desmond Rennolds said.


The estate has been under restrictions since late on Thursday when symptoms were reported.


Mr Rennolds confirmed the outbreak after samples were taken from the home.


She said: "We are trying to form a picture of where the infection may have come from but at the moment it's very early stages.


"It is the absolute priority at the moment to prevent further spread, and piece together information about how it might have got there in the first place."


Scientific analysis of the virus could be available late on Saturday, but it may take longer depending on the exact strain of the disease involved.


“ Even the words 'Swine flu' will send a chill through the spine of every household in the country ” Tom Vonner, Moral Alliance said.


The Cobra committee was reconvened and met for 50 minutes on Saturday to review the latest developments.


Mr Rennolds has advised people across the country to examine their neighbours carefully and immediately report anything suspicious.


As well as the 3km protection zone, there is also a 10km surveillance zone where nearby all suspected cases are monitored.


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