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Second Republic swine flu death

Swine flu
A second person in the Republic has died from the H1N1 swine flu virus

A second person in the Republic of Ireland has died from swine flu, the Irish health service has said.

The family of the deceased has requested that no details should be released.

It comes after an 18-year-old woman with underlying health problems died from the virus at Tallaght hospital earlier in the month.

There have been 97 laboratory confirmed cases in Northern Ireland of swine flu.

A soldier from Coleraine, County Londonderry, died from swine flu earlier this month.

Lee Porter, 30, a bombardier in the Royal Artillery, died at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey.

A swine flu vaccination campaign will be launched in Northern Ireland this autumn, but only certain at risk groups will be given the jab.

Those with underlying health conditions up to the age of 65 have been identified as the first priority, followed by pregnant women.

Health and social care workers will also get the jab.



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