Health service providers are likely to face increasing enquiries as more information regarding the spread of swine 'flu becomes available (BBC).
Cases have been confirmed in Mexico, America, Canada and more recently Spain. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has issued advice for patients and healthcare professionals. The HPA has also produced an algorithm for screening and assessment of individuals who present with symptoms suggestive of swine 'flu.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of the latest health advice and ensure that appropriate action is taken to treat and contain suspected infections.