Updated response to queries on Influenza A H1N1 virus

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

 “Like the rest of the UK, we are now seeing and dealing with confirmed cases of Influenza A H1N1 virus in Lothian.   In all four cases under investigation , the people involved have either now recovered or are recovering at home and did not require hospital care.  
"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."