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A YOUNG girl and a GP were yesterday named as the latest victims of swine flu.
Chloe Buckley, six, and Dr Michael Day, 64, died shortly after contracting the virus.
It was not known whether they died directly from the bug. Chloe's parents, mother Jacinta, 37, a childminder, and father Michael, 40, a plumber, were only told their daughter had swine flu three days after she died, it has been claimed.
As the death toll hit 17, Chloe's primary school was yesterday shut as a precaution.
Daphne May, 62, whose granddaughter was friends with the child, said: "She was a beautiful girl.
She had chest and heart problems and I think it made it worse."
Chris Spencer, the council's director of education, added: "We decided to close the school despite national advice they stay open. This is an exceptional set of circumstances. She was perfectly healthy until a few days ago."
Chloe, of North West London North West London could mean:
Sore throat, also called pharyngitis, is a painful inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the pharynx. It is a symptom of many conditions, but most often is associated with colds or influenza. last Wednesday and her GP gave her Tamiflu. But she got worse overnight, was rushed to hospital and died the next day.
Dr Day, a busy family doctor from Bedfordshire, died on Saturday as a swab test confirmed he had the H1N1 virus. Postmortems are now being carried out to find the exact cause of their deaths.
So far only one of the 17 victims are known to have died from the disease without having any other illnesses.
Friends of Dr Day, who was married and thought to have four children, were yesterday in shock. Dr Paul Hassan, senior partner at Priory Gardens health centre in Dunstable where he worked, said: "We are devastated. Dr Day was a colleague and also a friend to everyone at the practice."
A neighbour of keen sailor Dr Day, of Leighton Buzzard, added: "He would work 24 hours a day if necessary to look after his patients."
The GP was the medic at Leighton Buzzard Rugby Club, where the flag was flying at half-mast last night.
Chairman Graham Blower said he was always available to players who hurt themselves.
He said: "They would go round to his house afterwards and knock on the door and he would check them out. He got on with everybody." Sara Benn, head of St Catherine's RC Nursery and Primary School in West Drayton, said everyone was struggling with Chloe's death.
She added: "She will be badly missed by pupils and teachers."
Almost 10,000 people have caught swine flu since it spread to the UK.
Yesterday expert Nigel Dimmock, of Warwick University, said half the population could get it this year, warning: "That would be a hugely significant number of deaths."
But Dr Laurence Buckman, of the British Medical Association The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union to which the vast majority of British doctors belong. It is based in Tavistock Square in central London. It owns the "British Medical Journal". , believes people should not panic, adding: "Every year there are deaths from complications of seasonal flu.
"This is unfortunately inevitable with any strain of influenza."
Three wardens at top security jail HMP HMP - hybrid multiprocessing Whitemoor, Cambs, have been struck down with suspected swine flu.
ANGUISH Chloe died hours after getting bug CLOSED Police at Chloe's West Drayton school MISSED Family GP Michael Day, 64