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H1N1 seems to target pregnant women

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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 01:01 PM

Some interesting stats at the bottom (comments)- 8% of cases are pregnant - surely this is a high proportion of pregnant sufferers - There is no way 1 in 12 of the population is pregnant at one time but if these stats are right it seems to be a factor.

I believe this was touched on in the 'big' thread but believe it is worth further discussion. i am trying to verify 'somehow' the source of these statistics. Wait for the edit
or if you can find out one way or the other please let me know.

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The majority in the hospital had existing medical conditions like lung disease, immune system issues and heart disease, with others having diabetes or were overweight or pregnant.

Again the existing medical condition comment.
Five children and two pregnant women have been medivac'd to hospitals in Winnipeg in the last week.
One woman has lost her child due to the illness.
Lab tests haven't yet confirmed the cause.
H1N1 swine flu responds well to traditional anti-viral medications, according to State Epidemiologist Dr. Mary Currier.
The very young, the elderly, pregnant women and the chronically ill may be at higher risk for complications, she said in a news release.
She felt so ill by May 18 that Avalos, who was pregnant with her fourth child, asked her family to take her to Del Sol Medical Center.
Doctors delivered her son by Caesarean section three days later.
They kept her sedated until her death three days later.
Duque threw the advise to the public, especially to those people most prone of contracting the disease including those with pre-existing conditions such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, immunodeficiencies, as well as pregnant women and young children.

and verging off topic:
So as well as targetting the young and healthy it seems to target the unborn too, if this gets as bad as some suggest it could then the age population graph is going to take a big lurch upwards with all the associated problems that would bring.

[edit on 2-6-2009 by johnb]

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 05:00 AM
And yesterday,

A perfectly healthy young woman of 20 gave birth in a Chicago hospital after catching flu, developed pneumonia, and died the day her baby (who was healthy) was born.

The only good news? she hadn't had Tamilfu, so her child is well. But the only underlying "health condition" she had was a perfectly normal - and youthful- pregnancy.

This is a mirror of 1918- pregnant women died in droves- women who were otherwise extraordinarily healthy.

Great thread!

posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 02:44 PM

Last week, the health department reported a second death in Utah from H1N1, which affects pregnant women, children under the age of 5 and people with a pre-existing chronic condition more than most

So now they specifically name pregnancy separate from pre-existing conditions!!!!!!!

Pregnant teen becomes first Caribbean victim

It goes on to say she had TB but not to say whether just contracted or 'existing medical condition'

posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 03:06 PM
I am one of the people that brought this up on the big thread. I'm glad you posted this because it seems to be overlooked. So far, I have recorded 45 US deaths. Of those, 3 were pregnant or had just given birth. Many others were female of normal child bearing age and listed as having underlying conditions. Now we receive reports of deaths without even listing the sex of the victim.

If you only use the 3 confirmed pregnancies, that is still 6.6% of all reported fatalities involving pregnancy. I have searched for any related studies with seasonal influenza, but have not found any.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 12:36 AM
The lady who has just died in scotland was also pregnant according to BBC news this morning.

and from Medical News today

"While flu activity overall continues to decrease in Oregon, we're still seeing cases of novel H1N1 circulating in our community," said Dr. Mel Kohn, public health director in the Oregon Department of Human Services. "Influenza of any kind is serious. People in high-risk groups ��" infants, pregnant women and people older than 65 - should see their doctor if they experience flu symptoms," he said.

posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 12:33 AM
and today

Tamiflu and Relenza are relatively safe drugs for use in pregnant and breast-feeding women.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 01:58 AM

Pregnant women are at high risk of serious complications from the H1N1 A influenza virus, Japanese and Canadian researchers said.

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the Japan Drug Information Institute in Pregnancy in Tokyo said that pregnant women, especially those in the third trimester, are especially at risk of swine flu.

posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 03:11 PM

retroviralsounds states he received a memo saying ...and most interestingly what we have found so far
-pregnant women are most at risk.

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