Belfast Telegraph

Friday 4 September 2015

Swine flu at the Gaeltacht: 16 more students are sent home from Irish colleges

Published 11/08/2009

Sixteen students were sent home from two Irish colleges in the Donegal Gaeltacht yesterday after presenting swine flu symptoms. All 300 students at another college were sent home at the weekend following an outbreak of the flu.

In the latest outbreak of swine flu, 14 students staying in one house at Colaiste Bhride in Ranafast were sent home after five had shown symptoms of the virus. And at a Gael Linn college in Magheraroarty, 18km away, a further two students were sent home yesterday as a “precautionary measure”.

The results of tests are expected to be known later this week. Both colleges remain open and are continuing with classes as normal on the advice of the Health Service Executive.

Meanwhile, an airline passenger has questioned flu control measures after an Italian couple wearing face masks and displaying flu symptoms sat beside him and his pregnant wife on a flight from Bologna to Dublin last Friday.

A spokesman for Ryanair said he was not aware of the incident but said the airline has had just three cases of suspected swine flu from over 100,000 flights in the past three months.

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