Child dies of swine flu in Republic of Ireland

A child has died of swine flu in the Republic of Ireland, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed.

The HSE said the child, who was not from the Dublin area, passed away in a Dublin hospital last week.

The HSE said cases of flu were continuing to rise and were expected to do so for one to two more weeks.

It said people should consider getting vaccinated and said anyone with flu who felt their symptoms getting worse should contact their doctor.

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