Sharp drop in recorded swine flu cases

There was a sharp drop in the number of reported cases of swine flu in the Netherlands last week, the public health institute RIVM said on Friday.

Last week, 11.3 people per 10,000 were said to have the H1N1 virus, compared with 18.4 people per thousand in the previous week.
Last week, 289 people were admitted to hospital, 70 fewer than earlier this month. Eight people died of swine flu, bringing the death toll to 36. All of those who died had other health problems and none were children, the RIVM said.
This week, health officials have been vaccinating some 830,000 young children in the biggest mass vaccination the country has ever organised.

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