Teenager dies after catching flu virus

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Image copyright Bethany Walker Image caption Bethany Walker contracted the influenza virus which developed into pneumonia

An 18 -year-old woman has died in hospital after catching the flu virus.

Bethany Walker, from Applecross in Wester Ross, had been suffering from the virus at home before it developed into pneumonia.

She was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness where she died last Friday.

Her mother Heather Teale notes with appreciation her “beautiful girl”, describing her as “the best daughter I could have ever wished for”.

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Image caption Just over half of flu sprains currently circulating pair those in the 2017/18 inoculation