Two more Irish swine flu deaths confirmed

Two more people have died from human swine flu in Ireland, it was revealed today.

The Health Service Executive confirmed the deaths at a media briefing. It brings the total number of swine flu fatalities in the Republic of Ireland to four.

“This week we are reporting two additional deaths due to the H1N1 virus,” deputy chief medical officer John Devlin said.

“Both of these deaths were adult females and had underlying conditions.”

“One was in the east of the country and one was in the west of the country.”

“We won't be reporting anything other than that because of reasons of privacy and confidentiality - this is a very distressing time for the families.”

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