Rate of Irish swine flu infections remains steady

Rate of Irish swine flu infections remains steady

The rate of swine flu infections in this country has remained more or less unchanged in the past few weeks.

In all 24 people have been admitted to hospital in the past week, with one person in intensive care.

The latest figures from the HSE show that 80% of sufferers are under the age of 35.

Officials in the UK revealed today that they have seen their first two cases of resistance to Tamiflu.

But HSE Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says this has not yet happened in Ireland.

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