Updated response to queries on Influenza A H1N1 virus

Dr Alison McCallum, Director of Public Health, NHS Lothian, said:

 “There are no confirmed cases of Influenza A H1N1 virus in Lothian. We are currently investigating reports of flu-like symptoms experienced by five people recently returned from Mexico and the US. As a precaution, the people involved are being asked to stay at home until the results of urgent tests are available.
"If you feel ill with flu symptoms, please call your GP or NHS 24 for advice rather than arriving at healthcare premises in person. Following good handwashing practice also helps prevent the spread of infection." 
05/05/2009