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Man City hit by swine flu scare

Manchester City have been hit by a swine flu scare.

Vlad Weiss missed the weekend win over Chelsea with the H1N1 virus, and Craig Bellamy is thought to have had the illness over the past few days, although he is over the worst of it. Team-mate Micah Richards was a victim in August.

"It will be another two or three days before Craig is out on the training ground, and looking to force his way into the team at the weekend," assistant manager Mark Bowen told the Manchester Evening News.

"We will have to monitor that, as we will with Vladimir Weiss who missed the game on Saturday with swine flu as well.

"There is a little bit of it creeping into the camp - some of the staff have got it. Eddie Niedzwiecki has been feeling a little low as well.

"Coaching staff tend to get on with things, but with players it has to be a little more delicate at times.

"Players come in every day with sniffles, coughs and colds and the doc has to determine whether it's the onset of something more serious. It's his decision whether they have to be sent home."

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