22 Aug 2009

Two more swine flu fatalities in New Caledonia

8:21 am on 22 August 2009

Two more people in New Caledonia have died of swine flu after the first fatality was reported this week.

The health authorities say the latest victims are a 58-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man.

The first person to die of an H1N1 infection in the territory was an eight-year-old girl.

The authorities say the flu outbreak may potentially affect 20,000 people.