She has been given Tamiflu and told to rest
Cherie Blair is suffering from swine flu and has been forced to cancel public engagements because of the illness and has become Britain’s most high-profile victim of swine flu.
The wife of the former prime minister was in bed yesterday battling the virus after being forced to cancel a series of public engagements.
Mrs Blair started feeling unwell at the beginning of the week and is understood to have been diagnosed with suspected swine flu on Tuesday.
Tony Blair has not picked up the bug – he has been in the Middle East all week – and none of the couple’s four children has shown any signs of being infected.
Mrs Blair, 54, who was given the antiviral Tamiflu and told to rest, had been due to receive an honorary degree yesterday at Liverpool Hope University. The Merseyside-born barrister was to be given the award alongside 600 graduates receiving degrees in a ceremony at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.
A spokesman for Mrs Blair said: ‘She has had to cancel because of a suspected case of swine flu.’
A staff barbecue this weekend has also been cancelled to ensure Mrs Blair, who is expected to make a full recovery, does not pass on the virus.
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