Four more swine flu deaths in Netherlands

13th January 2011, Comments 0 comments


Another four people have died of AH1N1 influenza in the Netherlands. The National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM says a total of 148 people have been hospitalised with the disease, which is also known as swine flu or Mexican flu.

Two of the four victims were already ill. The RIVM did not disclose their age, gender or location.

Last week it was announced that three people had died of AH1N1 since late October, two of them young children.

An RIVM spokesman explained that "people under the age of 20 are more susceptible to AH1N1. Older people have often had previous bouts of flu and have developed anti-bodies to combat the virus."


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