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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Australia : Swine flu puts teen in hospital

Article from ABC News :

" A serious case of swine flu which put a Tasmanian teenager in hospital has prompted a warning from health officials.

The 17-year-old girl was admitted to the North-West Regional Hospital with the virus last week.

She has since been discharged but the Deputy Director of Public Health, Dr Chrissie Pickin says it is important not to become complacent.

"This case reminds us that, for most people, influenza is unpleasant but unthreatening but for some it can be a very serious condition,' she said.

"If people aren't vaccinated then, of course, we will get cases and we could potentially could even have deaths."

She has reminded people they can prevent the spread of swine flu."

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