Swine Flu In Ireland Has Left Four People Dead


A strain of swine flu now circulating in Ireland has left up to four people dead. The HSE has identified the H1N1 strain in a number of patients and says more people will be affected.

It’s warning the outbreak could spread more rapidly as children return to school on Monday. Dr Kevin Kelleher is the HSE’s Assistant National Director for Public Health.

He has advised that pregnant women and people aged under 65 with chronic conditions particularly need to get the flu vaccine.

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