AN "almost forgotten event in 20th century Irish history" is being explored in a major exhibition on the devastating impact of the Spanish flu outbreak in Ireland 100 years ago.
Experts warned that a modern day antibiotic resistant pandemic could lead to huge loss of life.
Republic of Ireland news
A child has died of swine flu in a Dublin hospital, after several days of treatment.
THE viruses that cause coughs, colds and the flu are particularly active during the winter months and are easily passed from person to person.
SWINE flu continues to be the dominant strain of the winter flu bug - leading to more seriously ill people being admitted to hospital intensive care units (ICUs) than this time last year.
The former Blue Peter presenter fell ill on a flight from Los Angeles to London.
THE number of people attending GP surgeries in Northern Ireland with flu-like symptoms has more than doubled in one week.
Northern Ireland news
THE sign of peace was suspended at Masses in the Diocese of Down and Connor at the weekend as part of efforts to stop the spread of flu.