Evidence of swine flu risk to pregnant women rises - page 3

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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


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    Peru

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...45&postcount=4

    This is a translation. Sadly, it appears that neither mother nor baby survived.

    She was a teacher. Because the CDC has made specific recommendations for women in education as well as in health care, it appears that they recognize that some occupations are going to put pregnant women more at risk for being exposed to influenza on the job. This unfortunate woman is not the first teacher to die of swine flu since the pandemic started.

    Quote from www.flutrackers.com

    Fourth victim was a teacher of children

    Woman with six months' gestation died in the Maria Auxiliadora.

    A professor of early education and child of six months in the womb who had joined the list of victims of fatal influenza AH1N1 in our country. Alejandrina Lopez Magali Lopez, 27 years, died yesterday morning at the Maria Auxiliadora Hospital, San Juan de Miraflores.

    She was hospitalized on Tuesday with a picture of pneumonia. Her husband Rafael Huacho ensures that doctors recently told him the diagnosis of influenza when he died. Huacho is outraged by the lack of information received in hospital and especially the loss of his son.
    Magali Lopez taught about 31 children between 3 and 4 years at school Our Lady of Reconciliation, located in Pamplona Alta, San Juan de Miraflores. Counted according to a family, taught until Friday, the day began to feel ill. Carlos Contreras, health director of the NGO Solidarity Walk-nest-promoter said that his institution will tour the area today to check the health of minors.
    Last edit by indigo girl on Jul 12, '09
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    Costa Rica

    http://insidecostarica.com/dailynews...ly/12/cr02.htm

    Quote from insidecostarica.com

    A pregnant woman who was carrying twins died Saturday morning from the AH1N1 flu virus, becoming the fifth death from the virus since it was it was first reported in Costa Rica on April 24.

    The 25 year old woman, who was in her fifth month of gestation, died at 1:30pm Saturday at the Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (intenside care unit) of the hospital San Juan de Dios (HSJD).

    The ministerio de Salud reports that the two fetuses died hours before the woman succummed to the virus.

    The ministra de Salud, María Luisa Ávila, explained that the woman also suffered from obesity.

    "She got all the medical attention and follow up at the hospital, but due to her pregnancy and obesity, they added to the complications and high risk for patients with the virus", said Ávila.

    The woman's husband said that his wife had had a high fever for five days continuous until he took her to the Solón Núñez clinic on June 2 when she was barely able to breathe. Roberto Gaitán Muñoz said that the same day she was transferred to the HSJD, where she was kept in isolation in the intensive care unit.

    Salud officials say the woman died from Septic shock, a serious medical condition caused by decreased tissue perfusion and oxygen delivery as a result of infection and sepsis, related to her AH1N1 viral infection.
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    Quote from indigo girl
    Peru

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...45&postcount=4

    This is a translation. Sadly, it appears that neither mother nor baby survived.

    She was a teacher. Because the CDC has made specific recommendations for women in education as well as in health care, it appears that they recognize that some occupations are going to put pregnant women more at risk for being exposed to influenza on the job. This unfortunate woman is not the first teacher to die of swine flu since the pandemic started.
    Yes, it is a little hard to follow the translation. I mean it looks like it says the father is more upset about the death of the fetus than the mother. But perhaps I miss understand because the translation is so bad.
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    Why is the news coverage about this South American outbreak so anemic? It sounds as if they are having a ****of a time down there. Everything piece of info about what is going on down that I have seen has been posted on this site. Not a WORD in my local newspaper or the WSJ, both of which I read cover to cover just about everyday. Wall to wall MJ coverage for over a week and not a word about all these pregnant women and children dying down there. OMG!
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    Quote from oramar
    Why is the news coverage about this South American outbreak so anemic? It sounds as if they are having a ****of a time down there. Everything piece of info about what is going on down that I have seen has been posted on this site. Not a WORD in my local newspaper or the WSJ, both of which I read cover to cover just about everyday. Wall to wall MJ coverage for over a week and not a word about all these pregnant women and children dying down there. OMG!
    It is not just happening in South America, but here too (posts 15 and 19), and it's summer...

    Why are they not reporting it? Good question.
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    Quote from indigo girl
    It is not just happening in South America, but here too (posts 15 and 19), and it's summer...

    Why are they not reporting it? Good question.
    Yes, especially since the reports were bordering on hysterical back in April and May BEFORE there were any deaths. I don't want hysterics, hype or ignorance, I just want the FACTs.
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    Palm Beach County, Florida

    http://www.cbs12.com/news/woman-4719...nant-h1n1.html

    No C-section yet, but it would not be a surprise if this happens.

    Quote from www.cbs12.com/new

    For the second time in recent days another pregnant woman in Palm Beach County has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.

    In this case the woman got so sick, so fast that her husband knew she had to go straight to the emergency room.

    This was no ordinary flu. A spokesman with the Palm Beach County Health Department confirmed for us tonight that this pregnant woman, Aubrey Opdyke of West Palm Beach, does in fact have the H1N1 virus.

    They got the test results back which confirmed it late Friday.

    Now, this 27 year old West Palm Beach woman is in the ICU at Wellington Regional Medical Center, on life-support, and according to her husband she is in a drug-induced coma battling the effects of the H1N1 virus.

    Aubrey is 26 weeks pregnant, with a baby girl.

    "It doesn't look like we're gonna have to do an emergency C-section unless for some reason Aubrey starts to go downhill," he said.

    Aubrey has been hospitalized for the past week at Wellington Regional with H1N1, where doctors are treating her with a prescription drug Tamiflu.

    "She started feeling a bit of a sore throat. She started coughing a little bit, so she went to the doctor, they checked her out and nothing checked out as anything major," Bryan explained.

    So she went home. That was about two weeks ago. But instead of getting better, she got worse.

    "I was talking to her, she wasn't responsive, she was disoriented. She couldn't answer basic simple questions, so I told her get dressed, we're going to the hospital," Bryan said.

    He took her to the emergency room last Sunday July 5 and she's been in the hospital ever since.

    "They're just gonna try to keep the baby in as long as possible and they're gonna try and save Aubrey and if they can save her and the baby, like I said that's a bonus at this point. I would love to have both of 'em," Bryan said.

    She is now the second pregnant mother to be hospitalized with H1N1 in our area. Another woman passed away June 27, but doctors saved the baby and delivered it prematurely.

    Bryan says doctors give his wife a 50-60% chance of survival right now. He says she's in critical but stable condition.

    He says Aubrey has shown some small signs of improvement, but he says it's possible she could be hospitalized for up to a month yet.

    He says doctors want to keep the unborn baby in the mother for another two weeks until at least 28 weeks, because the baby's chances of survival would be greater at 28 weeks.
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    Quote from indigo girl
    Palm Beach County, Florida

    http://www.cbs12.com/news/woman-4719...nant-h1n1.html

    No C-section yet, but it would not be a surprise if this happens.
    Oh goodness, it makes you feel so bad to hear a story like this.
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    Yes, and these cases are only the ones that we know about.

    I can remember people arguing that severe flu cases would never be an issue in a modern country like the United States because we have modern medicine, and drugs. We don't sleep with chickens and pigs like villagers in Indonesia.

    Hard to imagine the reality of this actually happening in Florida in July, isn't it?
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    Caramel, Uruguay

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...79&postcount=1

    Another somewhat poor machine translation:

    Quote from www.flutrackers.com

    July 13 2009, 11:54 Montevideo, July 13 (PL) A woman who performed a cesarean section to seven months of pregnancy because they carry the virus A (H1-N1) today became the tenth victim of fatal the dreaded influenza.

    According to Radio Carve is a young mother of 22 years to birth a child, whose health is not worrying.

    The woman was admitted with flu symptoms at a hospital in the town of Caramel (250 km northwest of Montevideo) and after the caesarean operation worsened until death.

    The baby was transferred immediately to a mutualist of the capital be premature.


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