The first human case of swine flu (strain H1N2), similar to the virus that has been circulating among pigs, has been reported in the UK according according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). 

The case was picked up during a routine surveillance in GP surgeries. 

The person, who is not known to have worked with pigs, suffered a mild illness and has made a full recovery.

The UKHSA said it is now carrying out contact tracing of close contacts to prevent further spread of the virus.

It is not known at this stage how transmissible the strain is or if there could be other cases in the UK.

The UKHSA also added it is too early to say if the strain could have pandemic potential.

There are around 50 reported cases worldwide of the H1N2 strain in humans.

More information to follow.