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Three more Scottish patients die of flu

A total of 78 patients have needed intensive care treatment for flu this winter. Picture: Getty

A total of 78 patients have needed intensive care treatment for flu this winter. Picture: Getty

  • by LYNDSAY BUCKLAND
 

Three more patients from Scotland have died with flu, bringing the total this winter to 23, figures show.

Health Protection Scotland also revealed that a further seven patients with flu had been admitted to intensive care in the last week.

A total of 78 patients have needed intensive care treatment for flu this winter - seven of these suffering from the swine flu strain of the illness.

The figures came after it emerged a Scottish patient from Sanquhar with swine flu has been receiving specialist treatment at a hospital in Leicester.

Yesterday a spokeswoman for NHS Dumfries and Galloway said: “The patient who was transferred to a specialist hospital in Leicester to be treated for the H1N1 virus is currently critical but stable.”

 
 
 

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