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he son of an Airdrie woman who died of swine flu said his mother was happy, vibrant and healthy the day before she was rushed to hospital with breathing problems.
That was last Friday.
But by Wednesday morning, 47-year-old Tammy Gunn had died, becoming the first person in Alberta with no history of medical problems to be killed by the new virus.
Her family doesn’t understand how she wasn’t able to fight off the illness.
“Other than arthritis, which kept her home much of the time, she was a healthy lady,” said Trevor Gunn, 20. “She had no other health problems that we knew about.”
A patient in Essex has become the first in the UK without underlying health problems to die of swine flu.
The patient died earlier at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital.
NHS East of England said it would release no further details about the patient following a request by the family.
Two people in Canvey Island are being treated for a mild form of swine flu and the East of England has seen 14 cases overall, a spokeswoman said.
Matthew McIntosh, a 19-year-old, became the first person in Indiana to die from swine flu. McIntosh collapsed in a barn in SE Indiana. He died at a hospital shortly after.
An autopsy showed that McIntosh had no adverse health conditions. McIntosh's case is the first healthy individual to die from the H1N1 virus (bird flu).
Reports show that "most of the 211 people" had conditions that contributed to H1N1 vulnerability.