A NEW mum from Sanquhar is in a critical condition in hospital after contracting swine flu.

Reported in the national press over the weekened, Jennifer Scott, 27, delievered her baby on Thursday, February 14 before being rushed from Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary to Leicester's Glenfield Hospital, which has special equipment to treat severe swine flu cases.

It is reported that Jennifer collapsed at her mother's funeral.

She is now said to be in a citical but stable condition in hospital.

Dumfries and Galloway health board say that Jennifer's is the only confirmed case in the area of the disease.