Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Swine flu kills two

Share this article

Swine flu kills two
Photo: DPA
14:25 CET+01:00
Two people have died from swine flu in the German state of Lower Saxony, state officials announced on Monday.

The A/H1N1 virus killed a three-year-old girl and a 51-year-old man in Göttingen, a Health Ministry spokesman in Hannover said.

“These tragic cases show that this influenza isn't just a harmless illness, and that it can take a turn for the worst,” Lower Saxony's Health Minister Aygül Özkan.

State health official Dr. Matthias Pulz said there had been a marked increase in infections in Lower Saxony since last month.

Özkan warned there was no reason to panic. But she urged people over 60, pregnant women and those with chronic illnesses to get themselves vaccinated for swine flu.

An estimated 250 people have died from swine flu in Germany since the virus emerged in 2009.

The Local/DAPD/mry

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.
Advertisement

From our sponsors

Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city

Lush green parks throughout the city centre, imposing heritage buildings, real Central European cafe society and Mediterranean style hospitality. Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia's stunning capital!

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement