posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:15 AM
July 21, 2009
PREGNANT women have been warned to avoid crowds like those expected at this year's Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), following the swine flu-related
death of an unborn child.
Palm Island mayor Alf Lacey said a pregnant 19-year-old island woman lost her near-term baby (36 weeks) at the weekend because of swine flu
The Palm Island woman herself remains in intensive care at the Townsville Hospital, in north Queensland.
pregnant women to stay away from mass gatherings such as the Ekka 25 to 30 per cent of Australians would likely be infected with the H1N1 virus
Article from: Australian Associated Press
Business as usual for Ekka, says RNA
Despite a double-whammy of swine flu and the global financial crisis threatening to curtail Ekka fun, organisers say it will be business as usual.
This is a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by the CDC in Atlanta on May 22 2009.
What does the research say?
These are the notable characteristics of the 30 hospitalised patients:
Females outnumbered males and comprised 70% of the cases.
Five of the patients were pregnant; two of whom developed complications, one with spontaneous abortion at 13-weeks gestation and the second with
premature rupture of membranes at 35 weeks gestation (the outcome of this pregnancy was not reported).
[edit on 21-7-2009 by meaguire]