Northern Ireland

New swine flu case confirmed in Northern Ireland

Three years ago an outbreak of swine flu killed almost 30 people in Northern Ireland.
Image caption Three years ago an outbreak of swine flu killed almost 30 people in Northern Ireland

A new case of swine flu has been confirmed in Northern Ireland by the Public Health Agency.

The BBC understands a patient at a local hospital has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus.

In January, a primary school pupil was also diagnosed but has since recovered after being treated in a specialised unit in Glasgow.

According to the agency there has been an increase in the level of flu.

The number of people attending their GP reaching their highest rate this season.

Three years ago an outbreak of swine flu killed almost 30 people in Northern Ireland.

The majority of those who died had underlying health issues. Many more people were struck by the virus, but recovered.

Three years ago an outbreak of swine flu killed almost 30 people in Northern Ireland.

The majority of those who died had underlying health issues. Many more people were struck by the virus, but recovered.

The Public Health Agency have said that the H1N1 virus is now classified as seasonal flu and is included as part of the seasonal flu vaccine.

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