British health officials have confirmed eight new cases of swine flu, bringing the national total to 47. The Health Protection Agency said on Saturday that six of the new cases are in children from a London school where several pupils already have the illness.
The school has been closed and staff and students have been given antiviral drugs.
The other two new cases are in adults from London and central England.
None of the eight has been hospitalized.
No one in Britain has died of the flu. Most of the British victims recently traveled to Mexico, the epicenter of the swine flu outbreak, or were in close contact with someone who had visited the country.