WEAVERHAM High School has a suspected case of swine flu.
Headteacher David Charlton told The Chronicle this week the Year 7 boy is staying at home as a precaution after displaying symptoms of the pandemic H1N1 virus.
“We’ve had one pupil who is staying at home because they have suspected swine flu,” he said. “We’re following the advise of the health authorities who suggest anyone displaying symptoms should stay at home for a week or so.”
There has also been a suspected case at The County High School, Leftwich and Wharton and Willow Wood primary schools in Winsford.
Cheshire West and Chester Council, and Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust both said they could not confirm the cases.
But Ann Moore, from CWAC’s children services department said: “A number of children and adults in the West Cheshire area, connected directly and indirectly with schools, have been treated with Tamiflu after presenting symptoms similar to those of swine flu.
“As a consequence there has been an increase in ‘reported’ cases. Every headteacher and parents of 58,000 school children in West Cheshire has received a letter from the Health Protection Agency and relevant PCT giving all necessary advice with regard to this issue.”