Six more, including baby, die of swine flu

Six more people, including a young baby, have died of swine flu over the past week, health officials said on Friday.

All had previous health problems, the RIVM public health monitoring institute said. The death toll from swine flu in the Netherlands is now 28.
In total 359 people were admitted to hospital last week, of whom 24% were young children. Doctors are to begin the mass vaccination of 0 to 4-year-olds on Monday.
Some 18 people per 10,000 of the population reported flu-like symptoms to their family doctors last week, compared with 16 per 10,000 in the previous week and the RIVM says the epidemic is still light.

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