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.
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
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]