No Prior Existing Conditions but Dead Anyway - page 21

Who would think that a normally healthy woman would die so swiftly from influenza in June? Could you ever have imagined such a thing? No wonder her family and friends are in shock. So why did... Read More

  1. by   indigo girl
    Brighton, UK

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    A little girl has become the first person to die from swine flu in Brighton and Hove.

    Tests carried out on the unnamed four-year-old from Brighton have shown the youngster lost her life after developing complications as a direct result of the virus.

    The youngster, who had no underlying health problems, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after falling ill in November and passed away shortly afterwards.
    (hat tip pfi/pixie)
  2. by   indigo girl
    Witchita, Kansas

    There is a video of his interview. Such a lovely woman, this is truly sad.

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    Before getting H1N1, 31-year-old Carolina was perfectly healthy. Paul now spends every day at the hospital, and nights with their two young sons.

    Paul says the whole family got H1N1. He and the boys recovered quickly, but Carolina's body reacted differently. It overreacted causing severe lung damage.

    Paul is asking for prayers, and although the prognosis isn't good, his hope isn't fading.

    "I think a lot of people still aren't quite sure that it's something real. It's very real."
    (hat tip pfi/Missouriwatcher)
  3. by   indigo girl

    It is with great sadness that I am reading that the woman in the post previous to this has died:

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    Enegren, Carolina Ethel Santander Carmona, 31, mother, wife, daughter, sister, artist and community volunteer, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2010, from complications of the H1N1 flu virus.
  4. by   indigo girl
    Glasgow, Scotland

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    Scotland's longest suffering swine flu victim has lost her five-month battle for survival.

    Gayle Cassidy's family made the decision to switch off the ventilator keeping her alive yesterday after doctors told them there was no hope for her.

    The 31-year-old from Blairdardie, Glasgow, who had no underlying health conditions, had been in intensive care in the Western Infirmary since October.
    (hat tip pfi/pixie)
  5. by   indigo girl
    Knoxville, Tennessee

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    Cathy Briscoe-Graves and her 23-year-old daughter both got very sick on a Friday with serious, flu-like symptoms: coughing, headaches, body aches.

    Their primary-care physician suspected the H1N1 influenza strain, Briscoe-Graves said, though he didn't test them, because that's the most common flu strain circulating in this area.

    In fact, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has noted a recent spike in H1N1 activity - and the number of related deaths - in Tennessee and the Southeast region.

    ...a chest X-ray showed filled lungs, a life-threatening case of pneumonia, probably caused by the young woman coughing so hard with the flu that she aspirated stomach acid.

    On March 19, Briscoe-Graves' young, vibrant daughter - who loved painting, drawing, genealogy and scrapbooking and looked forward to being a bridesmaid in her brother's October wedding - died of pneumonia, despite specialists' valiant efforts to save her, her mother said.
    (hat tip flutrackers/tetano)

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    Local health officials say they're seeing a resurgence of the H1N1 flu this spring. Complications from H1N1 have also claimed the life of one Knoxville young woman.

    Martha Graves, 23, was a healthy young woman until she and her mother, Cathy, came down with the flu-like symptoms. "Kind of a sore throat, definitely aches and pains. And we were just bed-ridden," said Cathy Briscoe-Graves. She says she didn't know the pair had H1N1, until it was too late.

    "My youngest child, and it's just very difficult to lose a child as a parent," said Briscoe-Graves.
    Last edit by indigo girl on Mar 30, '10
  6. by   indigo girl
    Orange County, Calfornia

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    An Orange County man died of the H1N1 virus last week, the county's first fatality from the disease since late January.
    The adult male, who had no complicating health problems that would make him particularly vulnerable to swine flu, became ill while outside the country, said Dr. Michele Cheung, deputy medical director, epidemiology, with the county's Health Care Agency.
    (hat tip flutrackers/RoRo)