Four more swine flu deaths in the Netherlands

Four more people have died of swine flu in the Netherlands, bringing the death toll to 10, the environmental health organisation RIVM said on Friday.

Three of the four, which includes two children, had other health problems and the status of the fourth is still unclear.
The number of hospital admissions reached 131 over the past week, more than double the previous week’s total. But the number of family doctor diagnoses is stable, the RIVM said.
The RIVM said young children in particular seem to be becoming ill.
Calls for babies and toddlers to be given the vaccine have intensified over the past week. The health council will make its recommendation on vaccinating young children next week, the NRC said.

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