Teenager dies after catching flu virus

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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 paid tribute to her "beautiful girl", describing her as "the best daughter I could have ever wished for".

Details of the teenager's death emerged as official figures confirmed the number of flu cases in Scotland has doubled in the last week.

Eight of the 53 people treated in intensive careā€¦