New Zealand students in swine flu outbreak

Ten students who were recently in Mexico have tested positive for influenza, New Zealand’s health minister said today.

He said the cases are “likely” to be swine flu.

Tony Ryall said there was “no guarantee” the students had swine flu, but that health officials were taking precautions.

Ryall said that none of the patients were seriously ill and seemed to be recovering.

He said 13 high school students who returned from Mexico early yesterday were tested for swine influenza, and 10 had positive results.

The results were sent to the World Health Organisation lab in Melbourne, Australia.

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