Flu deaths rise by 360% in 2018

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

Flu deaths in Scot­land in­creased by 360% in the first three months of this year, with the virus claim­ing 331 lives.

The fig­ure com­pares with 72 flu deaths at the start of 2017.

There were 17,771 deaths in to­tal in Jan­uary to March 2018 – the high­est num­ber in this pe­riod for more than three decades, fig­ures from Na­tional Records Scot­land showed.

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