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A six-year-old girl with swine flu died of septic shock following a bout of tonsilitis, it has been announced.
The post mortem results on Chloe Buckley, from from West Drayton in west London, showed the tonsilitis was caused by streptococcus A bacterium.
It is not clear to what extent swine flu contributed to Chloe's death on July 9 at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.
Dr Simon Tanner, regional director of public health for London, said: "Following the death of six-year-old Chloe Buckley on July 9, a post mortem examination has concluded that Chloe died of septic shock as a result of a tonsilitis infection caused by the streptococcus A bacterium.
"Chloe was also found to have the swine flu H1N1 virus.
"It is not possible to say to what degree swine flu contributed to her death.
An unborn child in Australia has died and the mother is fighting for her life after being struck by swine flu.
Health officials said the woman, 19, was transferred from Palm Island to Townsville Hospital on Saturday.
The mother remained in a critical condition in intensive care Tuesday, the Townsville Bulletin reports.
The woman reportedly carried her child to 36 weeks before the baby died. It is only the second swine flu-related death in Queensland, Australia after a 38-year-old woman died at Brisbane's Mater Public Hospital last week.
It is also believed to be the first swine flu-related death of a baby in Australia.
WLLINGTON, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The number of deaths from Influenza A/H1N1 in New Zealand rose to 11 on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said.
The latest death was a child who had underlying medical conditions and died within the past week.
There were a total of 2,443 confirmed cases of Influenza A/H1N1in New Zealand on Tuesday, up from 2,368 on Monday.
But the actual number of confirmed cases will be significantly higher, as only a small proportion of people with symptoms are being tested.
There are 74 people in hospital with influenza A/H1N1, 26 of whom are in intensive care. Half of those in intensive care are in hospitals in Auckland.
The New Zealand government said Influenza A/H1N1 has not yet peaked and health services remain under pressure.
The health authorities said they were prepared for a possible increase in flu cases which the Health Ministry said could happen as a result of children returning to school from holidays this week.
A 15-year-old girl has died in hospital after contracting swine flu, taking the number of UK deaths linked to the virus to 30.
The teenager died in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow and had underlying medical conditions, the Scottish Government said.
She is the fourth person with swine flu to have died in Scotland
There's another confirmed death from the H1N1 flu in Quebec: the 18th since the outbreak began in late April.
The patient, a woman in her 40's from the Chaudiere-Appalaches region East of Quebec City, had underlying health problems making her more vulnerable to the virus.
A woman in her 70's from the Quebec City area who was initially reported to be the province's 18th H1N1 flu victim, has since been removed from the list. The H1N1 diagnosis was wrong in her case.
Since the outbreak began there have been 2,506 confirmed cases of the flu.
BOYNTON BEACH — The baby born to a 25-year-old woman who died from complications from the H1N1 swine flu late last month is in critical condition at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach.
The woman, Latoya Nicole Riley, managed to give birth before becoming the first reported death related to the pandemic swine flu virus.
A second Palm Beach County woman stricken with the virus, 27-year-old Aubrey Opdyke, remains in an induced coma at Wellington Regional Medical Center. Her baby, Parker Christine Opdyke, died Saturday morning when doctors tried to deliver her.
According to Riley's obituary, her infant son, James Lamarr Baisden Jr., has two siblings: Keshawn Riley, 8; and Keon Miller, 4.
Riley, a Boynton Beach native, graduated from Atlantic High School and received her CDA license from Palm Beach Community College. She was a child care worker at Achievement Center for Children.
CBS) While we're nowhere close to what government planners say would be a worst-case scenario, health leaders at all levels have spent years planning for one. What they found was a grim picture of what could happen if a virus like H1N1 gets severely out of control.
The worst-case scenario report, CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton said on "The Early Show" Tuesday, predicts that about 30 percent of the U.S. population -- 90 million Americans -- could be infected.
The worst-case scenario plan also estimates 9.9 million hospitalizations, 1,485,000 intensive-care-unit admissions and 1,903,000 deaths.
The statistics, Ashton said, are based on a computer program that tracks and forecasts a path like a hurricane's. Part of the estimates, Ashton added, are based on infection patterns in the 1958 and 1968 influenza pandemics.
The death toll from swine flu continued to mount in South and Central America Monday, with Argentina upping its figures to 165, making it the second worst-affected country after the United States.
Argentine Health Minister Juan Manzur said the number of fatalities caused by the A(H1N1) virus had risen by 28 since figures were last released by the Health Ministry on July 14.
Only the United States, where 211 people have died, has been worse hit by the worldwide pandemic that first emerged out of Mexico in April.
Elsewhere in the region, Panama reported its first fatality from the virus - a nine-month-old baby.
Panama's Health Ministry said in a statement that the infant died Sunday night at a children's hospital in the capital of "respiratory complications."
So far, authorities in Panama have confirmed 541 cases of swine flu in the country, with the majority of those in the area around Panama City.
Meanwhile, in El Salvador, authorities reported the country's sixth A(H1N1)-related fatality.
The Ministry of Education in the country, where 467 cases of infection have been recorded, has ordered classes be suspended for 12 days in four districts in the east of the country where the virus has hit hardest.
In Bolivia, the death toll from swine flu rose by two to five fatalities, authorities said. So far, around 700 people in the country have been infected with the virus, according to the Bolivian Health Ministry.
Geneva - The worldwide death toll from swine flu has doubled in the past month, reaching over 700 since the start of the outbreak last spring, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.
The UN health agency also said it is examining how countries can tackle the expected explosion in cases predicted this fall, when students and workers in the northern hemisphere return from summer vacation.
Closing schools can help break the chain of swine flu transmission, though at risk of considerable economic cost, the British medical journal The Lancet reported on Tuesday. The study is to be published in next month's edition.
"School closures is one of the mitigation measures that could be considered by countries," WHO spokesperson Aphaluck Bhatiasevi told reporters in Geneva.
The agency has stressed that although the disease is "unstoppable" in the long term, slowing its spread is important to prevent hospitals being overwhelmed by the sheer number of new cases.
WHO stopped asking governments to report infections last week, saying it was "extremely difficult, if not impossible" for countries with large numbers of cases to keep track of each new one.
In Pearl Harbor, four Navy ships are being used as swine flu quarantine areas. The USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group ships, which arrived Friday, house sailors and Marines with flulike symptoms.
None with symptoms were allowed on shore but thousands from the ships are on leave in Hawaii.
The group heads next to San Diego after a seven-month deployment.