Evidence of swine flu risk to pregnant women rises - page 5

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

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    Quote from lamazeteacher
    My daughter-in-law is in her 8th month of pregnancy, and in such denial about the increased risk for swine flu, I'm lucky I'm across the country from where she and my son live, or I'd padlock the door to keep her in. I've been emailing the articles about it to them, and they've asked me to stop scaring them. Saturday last, they had a shower for her......

    They had "in vitro" for this, their first child, and I guess they're in denial that something as serious as H1N1 could happen to her. They say the OB hasn't said anything to them about it. :bowingpur
    Perhaps some obstetricians have not heard. Most official flu memos have the info buried at the bottom of paper or do not mention it at all. I personally do not remember the CDC saying a word, they really should hold a news conference and make a point of this. They don't want to panic people but I think considering the seriousness of the situation is calling for a little more attention. It is true that school age children are going to come down with this and the vast majority are going to have a milder illness and recover, there is a need to observe but not panic. However, if their mom is pregnant a call to the obstetrician is in order.
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    north carolina

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...29&postcount=2

    Quote from www.flutrackers.com

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?se...cal&id=6917738

    there has been an apparent drop in public concern as north carolina records reveal a second deadly swine flu case in a week.

    "the panic mode is over," accent urgent care dr theresa kubicki said.

    kubicki said it's a different scene from months ago at the height of a swine flu scare. now she said people aren't as worried.

    "not thinking about it so much," yeah, kubicki said. "i do think so."

    however just this week, two deadly cases were reported - an asthma patient in carteret county and a pregnant woman [in]wilson
    county.

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    Quote from misswoosie
    k.

    My husband is living in the US and he told me it had been really quiet regarding the virus over there.



    http://news.aol.co.uk/minister-in-sw...15931904189403
    I also have noted how quiet it has been as far as flu reporting on the news media. First of all Michael Jackson pushed everything else off the news. Secondly, our local health department made a very low key announcement that it had decided to stop counting cases. If was a 10 line announcement on the back page of the newspaper. If you ask me, they found an easy way of making the problem go away. Once they stopped counting the local TV news stopped reporting. If I wear a blindfold all the time and my house is over run with mice, I can honestly report that I haven't seen any mice in my house. Thirdly, the few news report we have had were about progress on vaccines. When the vaccine is ready it be a great thing BUT it is coming to late to stop the first wave. Most likely when they start vaccinating people the virus will be already raging through the population in the US the way it is in South America. We are like the people on the beach that watched the tsunami coming at them.
    Last edit by oramar on Jul 16, '09
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    Indonesia

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...44&postcount=1

    This is a translation. I do get concerned about cases in Indonesia because of the endemic bird flu. The Indonesians health officials must be very concerned as well. They know what is at stake, and so does the WHO.

    Quote from www.flutrackers.com

    NY M. (24), the Sukabumi inhabitants, West Java, it was suspected were affected by A influenza- H1N1. The woman who was pregnant eight months are currently treated in the Hermina Hospital, Sukaraja, Sukabumi City.

    The team of the doctor RS Hermina said, the NY status M. was suspected of being affected by influenza of A-H1N1 on Thursday (16/7) after treating her since Wednesday.

    The doctor penunjang medical RS Hermina Dr Hendy Kurniawan said, NY M. could carry out contact with her husband who worked in offshore oil drilling between Malaysia and Singapore last Friday.

    His husband afterwards left Sukabumi to again worked in oil drilling. NY M. began complain about was sick since last Sunday and began to be treated since Wednesday.

    Currently, Mrs M. in the breathless condition, the cough, hot on 38 levels celsius, and throat pain. Hendy said, the clarity of the status of the NY illness M. just will be known after the inspection by the official of the West Javanese Health of the Service that his plan will come on Thursday night.

    http://regional.kompas.com/read/xml/...a.Virus.A-H1N1
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    Another Emergency C-section in Israel?

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/132434

    The age is the same as in post #37, but that woman was said to be from the center of the country while this woman is a Swedish tourist.

    Quote from www.israelnationalnews.com

    A Swedish tourist hospitalized with the swine flu at Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center near Rishon LeTzion gave birth late Wednesday night by Caesarian section.

    The surgery was necessitated by the 25-year-old mother's condition, which remains serious. Her new baby is listed in good condition, but he, too, is being tested for the infection.

    The young woman was admitted to the hospital Sunday with breathing problems resulting from the H1N1 virus.
    (hat tip PFI/marina)
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    The UK

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...h-1751967.html

    Quote from www.independent.co.uk

    A woman who had contracted swine flu died shortly after giving birth prematurely, it was reported.

    The woman, who died in Whipps Cross Hospital, was named by her brother as Ruptara Miah. She is thought to be from Bangladesh.

    Abdul Malik told BBC News his sister had used a wheelchair for 15 years after a road traffic accident but had led a normal life and had brought up six daughters.

    "We are very, very upset as a family. It has really taken me by shock," he said. "We thought she was going to recover."

    His sister, the eldest of 10 children, was admitted to hospital three weeks ago with a cough and chest infection, he said.

    She was treated in intensive care, where she gave birth to a son prematurely, but never regained full consciousness, he added.

    The baby is now in intensive care, according to reports.

    A spokesman for Whipps Cross said: "Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust can confirm that a 39-year-old woman passed away on July 13, 2009, and that she was infected with pandemic H1N1.

    "The trust can confirm that she had underlying health conditions. No further comments can be made at this time."
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    http://www.wptv.com/content/breaking...ZtEX915EA.cspx

    This is heart breaking to read. The young mother is the same one as in post #26. Because her lung was collapsing, it was felt that a C-section was necessary. Her baby did not survive.

    Quote from www.wptv.com

    Aubrey's mother-in-law Christine Opdyke tells Channel 5 the little girl, just 27 weeks along, who they named parker christine was delivered around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

    She says Aubrey's lung collapsed overnight and doctors had no choice but an emergency delivery. The baby girl who weighed just 2 pounds was breathing when she was delivered.

    Doctors tried a breathing tube, but her tiny body was not developed enough to withstand it. Christine Opdyke in an interview earlier this week told us no matter what happened...she did not want her grandaughter to die in vein.
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    Scotland

    http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/d..._swine_flu.php

    This report is not clear about what "in a bad way" means, but I expect that more info will follow at some point.

    Quote from www.eveningtimes.co.uk

    A PREGNANT woman is in intensive care in a Scots hospital suffering from swine flu.

    The mum-to-be is reported to have gone to the maternity unit at Crosshouse Hospital, near Kilmarnock, after feeling unwell and tests later confirmed she has the H1N1 virus.

    She is said to be six months pregnant and in a "bad way", according to one insider, who added: "She and her baby are at risk. Her family are devastated.

    "And there is a panic because she has been in contact with other pregnant women and staff since she came into hospital.

    "All staff have now been issued with masks."
    (hat tip PFI/monotreme)
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    Quote from oramar
    Perhaps some obstetricians have not heard. Most official flu memos have the info buried at the bottom of paper or do not mention it at all. I personally do not remember the CDC saying a word, they really should hold a news conference and make a point of this. They don't want to panic people but I think considering the seriousness of the situation is calling for a little more attention. It is true that school age children are going to come down with this and the vast majority are going to have a milder illness and recover, there is a need to observe but not panic. However, if their mom is pregnant a call to the obstetrician is in order.
    Eureka! Oramar, I'm forever grateful to you for raising that issue.

    I used to work in the community where their OB is, and a call to the Infection Control Nurse at the hospital there, should get the info out, pronto! This is how this website works best!
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    Australia

    http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/s...-952%2C00.html

    Quote from www.news.com.au

    AN UNBORN child has become the first swine flu-related death in North Queensland - and the young mother is fighting for her life in hospital.

    Health officials have confirmed the woman, 19, was transferred from Palm Island to Townsville Hospital on Saturday.
    She remained in a critical condition in intensive care last night.

    It is understood the woman had carried her child to 36 weeks, before the baby passed away.
    [hat tip flutrackers/wotan)


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