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  1. by   indigo girl
    Fortaleza, Brazil


    Sporadic cases still occurring in Brazil and it is not even flu season in the southern hemisphere. These cases were infected presumably near the end of the year.

    Quote from crofsblogs.typepad.com
    Three women have also died from the virus. All were young, residents of Fortaleza, and infected in 2009. One of them was six months pregnant. She could not be saved by the medical team of the Assis Chateaubriand Maternity School that attended her case.
  2. by   lamazeteacher
    When I saw the place was Brazil, where the 3 deaths occurred, my first thought was, Oh no, this is their second wave! As sad as it was, I was grateful to see that it was a late report of their first wave.......

    I met a young woman today who seemed ill, and I asked if she'd had the H1N1 vaccine. "No, she replied, I don't believe in all that". I warned her that if she became pregnant that decision could kill her and her baby.

    "The vaccine can be given in your nose", I said. She smiled, humoring me.
  3. by   indigo girl


    Quote from gulfnews.com
    Muscat: An eight-month pregnant woman succumbed to H1N1, taking the death toll from swine flu in Oman to 32, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health.

    The National Committee for Management of H1N1 said on Saturday that the woman had not taken vaccine and suffered from complications from H1N1 while in eight month of her pregnancy.
    (hat tip crofsblog)
    Last edit by indigo girl on Mar 28, '10
  4. by   marley44
    Wow. There's a whole forum devoted to this. Well, I've got my reading cut out for me.
  5. by   indigo girl
    Monroe, Iowa


    It seems crazy to me that her doctors did not suspect swine flu considering that
    she had s/s of ILI in a pandemic while pregnant. How could they not suspect it?
    And, she teaches school for heaven's sake!

    Quote from www.newtondailynews.com
    The Johnson’s ordeal began when Jessica, who teaches first grade at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, was feeling under the weather in October 2009. She first showed common cold symptoms but couldn’t shake it, so she went to visit her doctor, who first believed it was bronchitis.

    “That first week it started it was just a cold with flu-like symptoms, high temperature and the chills,” she said. “I thought I was getting better, but by the end of that week I could barely get up.”

    Her symptoms worsened, and on Oct. 31, Jessica was admitted to Skiff Medical Center because she was having trouble breathing. Her oxygen level continued to worsen and, due to her pregnancy, the mother-to-be was transported to Iowa Methodist Medical Center at 10 o’clock that night by ambulance.

    At Methodist, her condition continued to worsen and she was quickly moved to the critical care unit, which is one of the last things Jessica remembers. Adam said the doctors began acting quickly and Jessica was put on a ventilator to help her breathe, family was called in and prayer requests went out across Jasper County.
    (hat tip pfi/pixie)
  6. by   indigo girl
    Royton, UK


    Quote from www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk
    The 26-year-old gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Jacob, by emergency Caesarean section days after she fell victim to flu-like symptoms.

    He was born on January 8 at the Royal Oldham Hospital. The following day, doctors confirmed to the family Allison had swine flu.

    Allison’s condition continued to deteriorate and she developed pneumonia. She was heavily sedated and put on a ventilator when she became unable to breathe.

    Her consultant tracked down a special ECMO machine, which oxygenates the blood, at the Royal Brampton Hospital in Chelsea. The young mum was transferred by ambulance. After six weeks of keeping a bedside vigil, Gareth along with Allison’s parents Julie and David Astley, were told her organs had begun to fail. She’d lost her fight for life.
    (hat tip pfi/pixie)
  7. by   indigo girl
    South Korea


    Quote from joongangdaily.joins.com
    The 31-year-old ethnic Korean from China died along with her baby from pneumonia and acute respiratory failure on Jan. 21 after suffering from the new flu for about a month, said the officials at the South Jeolla provincial government, located in Muan, southwestern part of the nation.

    Her infection was confirmed on Dec. 28 after she returned from a 10-day trip to China.

    The woman only identified by her surname, Kim, belonged to the "high risk" population group vulnerable to the flu infection as she was 30 weeks pregnant and also suffering from diabetes, the officials said, citing test results conducted by the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
    (hat tip crofsblog)
  8. by   indigo girl


    A MOTHER and her baby have won their fight for life after she caught swine flu while six months pregnant.
    Doctors saved Valerie Leah's life by putting her into a coma to deliver Oliver three months early.
    They both pulled through and were able to say thank you to the doctors and nurses who treated them at Tameside General Hospital, Greater Manchester.
    Quote from www.express.co.uk
    (hat tip crofsblog)
  9. by   indigo girl
    Godhra, India


    Quote from crofsblogs.typepad.com
    On Saturday morning, Roshan Qureshi developed labour pains and was rushed for delivery. Qureshi was admitted at Spandan Hospital in the city and was undergoing treatment after she tested positive for H1N1. She was seven-and-half months pregnant when admitted to the hospital.

    "She was kept on ventilator due to respiratory problems. Looking at her critical condition, we did not expect that she would survive the labour pains. This is a unique case as Qureshi was H1N1 positive, kept on ventilator and underwent a pre-term delivery. Both mother and child are in semi-critical condition," said gynaecologist Dr Dilita Bhagade who along with team of doctors from Spandan handled the delivery.
  10. by   indigo girl
    Nottingham, UK

    Family told pregnant mum, 25, could die from swine flu

    Not last year, this is now. I suspect this case to be on ECMO.

    Quote from http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/news/Family-told-pregnant-mum-25-die-swine-flu/article-3019999-detail/article.html
    A PREGNANT woman is fighting for her life in hospital after contracting swine flu.
    Mother-of-four Fallon Devaney, 25, was rushed to the Queen's Medical Centre struggling for breath.
    She had been suffering flu symptoms for more than a week and the hospital confirmed she had swine flu.
    Miss Devaney, who is five months pregnant with her fifth child, was in intensive care.

    Fearney said: "She's near to death and it's touch and go. We do not know if she's going to survive."Friends have set up a Facebook group called 'Get well soon Fallon' as a show of support to her and her family.
    Ms Fearney said her daughter recently moved from Beeston to Kirk Hallam, near Ilkeston.
    She said Fallon hadn't been vaccinated against swine flu.
    "Everyone in the family has gone and had the vaccination since Fallon was taken ill," she said.
    (hat tip flutrackers/tetano)
    Last edit by indigo girl on Dec 18, '10
  11. by   indigo girl
    The UK

    HPA - HPA National Influenza Report

    Quote from www.hpa.org.uk
    There have been reports of influenza hospitalisations and ICU admissions across the UK. Twenty-two H1N1 (2009) patients have been referred for ECMO up until 15 December 2010. Of these, 17 have received ECMO. All cases receiving ECMO have been adults under 65 years in age (median=39 years, IQR 35-45 years). Four of the 17 (23.5%) cases were pregnant.
    (hat tip flutrackers/ironorehopper)