Evidence of swine flu risk to pregnant women rises - page 20
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Evidence of swine flu risk to pregnant women rises; experts urge early treatment Remember that the CDC is now recommending special considerations for pregnant HCW. Most hospitals and health care facilities have not yet... Read More
- 1Nov 16, '09 by indigo girlAlexandria, Egypt
Quote from www.kuna.net.kwAn Egyptian female dies of swine flu, raising number of fatalities from A(H1N1) virus to eight, health ministry spokesman Abdulrahamn Shaheen said Sunday.
He said the 26-year-old female from Alexandria was admitted into the infectious diseases hospital in the Mediterranean city yesterday suffering from fever, coughing and breathing difficulties.
He said the female, whose name was not disclosed, was pregnant in her ninth month and her health condition was critical.
The patient was immediately admitted into the ICU, but passed away today, said Shaheen. (end) hw.bs KUNA 160024 Nov 09NNNN
- 2Nov 16, '09 by indigo girlNewton, Illinois
This pregnant teacher survived.
Quote from www.chicagotribune.com(hat tip pfi/monotreme]On Halloween, Johnson found herself severely short of breath. Her oxygen level was at about 70 percent of what it should have been. Chest X-rays showed her lungs full of fluid.
By the next morning, Johnson was breathing with an oxygen mask in Methodist's critical-care unit, where the worst H1N1 patients come. Soon she needed a ventilator, a feeding tube, an IV in her neck. Doctors said Johnson's chances at survival were a tossup, and they constantly monitored her baby.
On Friday afternoon, Johnson was discharged. Her baby is due in January. Her doctor told her to stay home a week before returning to her job as a first-grade teacher in Newton. But Johnson wasn't thinking of that. She was thinking of finally going home and seeing her dog, a puggle named Harlie.
- 1Nov 17, '09 by indigo girlBurgas, Bulgaria
Quote from www.novinite.com(hat tip pfi/monotreme)The ministry says a 36-year-old female swine flue patient died in the Black Sea town of Burgas after being admitted in hospital twenty days ago with double pneumonia.
Doctors fought for her life and used the latest and most up top date facilities in her treatment, but failed to save her.
Before her death the woman, who was pregnant, lost her baby.
- 1Nov 19, '09 by indigo girlBurgas, Spain
I had to correct this post as I had the wrong country posted. There is a
Burgas both in Spain and Bulgaria.
Quote from www.focus-fen.net(hat tip flutrackers/Dutchy)Pregnant woman in the coastal town of Burgas has died of A (H1N1) complications, the hospitalís press office informed.
She has dies in the hospital in the town of Burgas. The baby girl has been taken out of the woman and is out of danger.Last edit by indigo girl on Nov 19, '09
- 1Nov 25, '09 by indigo girlGiza, Egypt
Quote from news.xinhuanet.com(hat tip pfi/pixie)A 24-year-old pregnant woman died of A/H1N1 virus in a hospital in Giza, southwest of Cairo on Tuesday, said Health Ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shahine, adding that the woman suffered from fever, pneumonia and dyspnea.
- 1Boynton Beach, Florida
Quote from www.palmbeachpost.com(hat tip flutrackers/Roehl_JC)Claudia Hernandez doesn't know her baby is dead.
Her family says the 22-year-old paralegal has been at Wellington Regional Medical Center, in a coma, since Nov. 18, when she was diagnosed with H1N1 flu.
Claudia began having a fever on Sunday and sought medical help, but each time she was told she was just tired, Baptiste said.
Then, "her fingers and toes started going black. We knew that meant she wasn't getting any oxygen."
"They (doctors) said the baby wasn't going to make it because it wasn't getting oxygen to its brain and had a hole in its lungs," Jadelyne Baptiste said.
- 1Khanh Hoa, Vietnam
Quote from english.vietnamnet.vn(hat tip flutrackers/JimO)A woman, 20, died after 13 days of treatment in the Central Highlands province of Khanh Hoa, bringing the total deaths caused by H1N1 flu to 43.
The woman showed the first symptoms of flu on November 12 in a district hospital. Seven days later, she was moved to the provincial hospital in serious situation. Until November 24, doctors verified that she was infected with H1N1 and she died on the same day.
The health sector is about to vaccinate for pregnant women against H1N1.
- 1Longgang, China
This difficult translation from Flutrackers describes a very grave case. They are doing some very interesting treatments for this woman with steroids, double doses of Tamiflu, high dose IV gamma globulin, and are considering using serum from recovered patients which they have done successfully with some bird flu cases in the past.
It sounds as though this woman has so many serious issues at this point that even with all this, the outcome seems dismal.
The baby was delivered by c-section.
Quote from www.flutrackers.com
Reporter Third People's Hospital yesterday from the city learned that the woman surnamed Lu, 28 years old, very poor physical condition during pregnancy, systemic edema, accompanied by severe pregnancy-induced hypertension syndrome, symptoms such as low albumin, recently has emerged fever and other flu-like symptoms, after confirmed infected with the influenza A H1N1 virus. Unborn baby's health and safety for the 36 weeks of pregnancy (full term is generally 40 weeks), the Maternal and Child Health Hospital in Longgang District, to advance the implementation of the Caesarean section. If she wished, baby good health and did not infected with a stream, but unfortunately, the pregnant women post-partum condition worsened, and was immediately transferred to the city, Third People's Hospital.
It is understood that, at present, to her adopted city of the Group are mainly three kinds of treatment measures. The first is to give her the breathing machine. The second is anti-virus, anti-virus treatment with Tamiflu are double the dose. However, because the virus has yet to filter down yesterday morning, CT images showed inflammation in her lungs are deteriorating, so the Group has adopted a more virulent disease resistance to anti-virus Wei Zha Lami. "Meanwhile, for her heart failure and low albumin situation, the implementation of the protection of the myocardium, cardiac and other measures, as well as the injection of hormones and high-dose intravenous gamma globulin."
Liu Yingxia said that as the mother's situation is very serious, life-threatening occur at any time. In addition to doing anti-virus treatment, but also strengthen the protection of their kidney function, and the prevention of cerebral edema, in particular, to avoid bacterial infection. The hospital was doing its utmost to save the mother, is also being considered A stream patients to the treatment of the maternal serum, but have to wait for the results to be reviewed to determine etiology.
- 1Nov 30, '09 by indigo girlTangiers, Morocco
Quote from www.map.ma(hat tip pfi/monotreme)A pregnant woman died on Sunday from A/H1N1 virus in the northern city of Tangiers, Health Ministry said in a statement. Hospital tests showed that the 24-year-old victim carried the A/H1N1 virus, the same source added.
- 1Dec 1, '09 by indigo girlTripoli, Libya
Quote from www.panapress.com(hat tip pfi/AndyMTripoli, Libya (PANA) - a 40-year-old five weeks pregnant and symptoms of dry cough and breathing difficulties, died of swine flu in Libya, becoming the first fatal victim in the country, announced Sunday in Tripoli Secretary of the Libyan General People's Committee for Health and Environment, Mohamed Hijazi.
According to Hijazi, this case was not identified at the beginning and the patient was first treated with antibiotics because of fever and infections he suffered. Only the analysis of samples taken revealed a nasal infection with H1N1 virus.
The Libyan official stated that the death of this woman goes back to November 24 chain.