by Madeleine Brindley, Western Mail
MORE than 70 patients and hospital staff have been given anti-flu drugs after a healthcare worker contracted the avian flu virus.
Staff and patients at two hospitals – Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and Ysbyty Gwynedd – have been identified as potentially at risk of contracting H7N2.
They are among a list of 221 people who have been identified as contacts, although the number of people confirmed as showing signs of contamination remains unchanged at 12 – none are seriously ill.
It emerged last night that 79 patients and staff from ward six at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd have been offered Tamiflu as a precaution after coming into contact with a healthcare worker who is being treated for the virus.
And a further 69 patients and staff who were treated at Ysbyty Gwynedd’s accident and emergency department, Trysfan and Gogarth wards, have also been contacted by health officials.'
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