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Swine Flu Patient in Intensive Care in Iceland

By Iceland Review

A man infected with the H1N1 (swine flu) virus is being kept on a ventilator in the intensive care unit of the Landspítali national hospital in Reykjavík. Four others have been admitted to hospital in the past few days, critically ill with the swine flu.

The hospital in Fossvogur, Reykjavík.

Swine flu vaccinations will begin in November at health clinics and the hospitals in Reykjavík and Akureyri. Around 70,000 Icelanders are in a special risk group and will be vaccinated first, RÚV reports.

Haraldur Briem, chief epidemiologist at the Directorate of Health, is expecting a new wave of infections in the coming months.

Confirmed cases of swine flu in Iceland are 252, nine of those infected have been hospitalized, five this month. All of those who have been admitted to hospital are suffering from other long-term diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Click here to read more about the swine flu epidemic in Iceland.

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