300 pupils off sick at flu school
A quarter of pupils at a West Lothian High school are off sick, some of them suffering from flu-like symptoms.
About 300 Linlithgow Academy pupils have called in sick over the past few days, more than 100 of them with possible swine flu.
West Lothian Council has written to all parents as a precautionary measure but it stressed there were no plans to close schools in the area.
NHS Lothian said most people were likely to experience mild symptoms.
Gordon Ford, West Lothian Council's director of education, said: "We have taken the decision to write to all parents and carers in the Linlithgow area as a precaution.
"Clearly there is a high incidence of flu in the school community and we want to make sure that everyone is aware of the symptoms and that they should seek medical advice if their child shows signs of developing flu
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