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Pregnant women warned over swine flu

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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 complications.

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 chief

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.

Swine flu
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]

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:36 AM

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:51 AM
Baby of Local Pregnant Woman Battling H1N1 in Hospital Dies
July 18, 2009 - 10:30 PM
Althea Paul
A local woman, who has been pregnant and battling the H1N1 virus in the hospital for weeks, has lost the baby.

Aubrey and Bryan Opdyke were excited about the upcoming birth of their baby girl, who they named Parker Christine. But a few weeks ago, Aubrey contracted the H1N1 virus. After only 27 weeks inside Aubrey, doctors made the tough decision to take the baby out on Saturday.
Aubrey does remain in critical condition at Wellington Regional Medical Center. Doctors are keeping her in a drug-induced coma.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:56 AM
Pregnant women more at risk of H1N1 complications

Pregnant women are at greater risk of developing complications from the H1N1 flu virus, said Health Minster Leone Aqlukkaq, in one of the provinces, three out of the six ICU cases for H1N1 were of pregnant women. some of the pregnancy complications can include early delivery and miscarriage. Other complications, which women have a greater chance of experiencing in their second and third trimesters of pregnancy, include pneumonia and severe respiratory distress.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:01 AM
Mother-to-be critically ill as officials urge swine flu calm

Published Date: 21 July 2009
By David Maddox

THE UK government moved to reassure pregnant women over swine flu yesterday, as it emerged that a mother-to-be is in a critical condition in hospital in Kilmarnock.
With an estimated 60,000 pregnant women in Scotland and 650,000 south of the Border
Concerns have been heightened about pregnant women's exposure to the virus since a 39-year-old with swine flu died last week in London shortly after giving birth prematurely.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:04 AM
Nunavut swine flu victim was pregnant

The Nunavut woman who died from swine flu last Wednesday was pregnant, the territory's Department of Health reported Monday.

Pregnancy is one the underlying conditions that can cause complications for people with H1N1 influenza. It was Nunavut's first swine flu death

Anybody who is pregnant, and thinks she is getting the flu should contact the health centre or a hospital immediately

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:07 AM
Death toll of A/H1N1 flu rises to 7 in Peru

The deaths were a 36-year-old male patient who had hypertension and a 21-year-old female with 30 weeks of pregnancy. Both patients had been categorized as having higher risk of being infected by the flu

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:14 AM
Swine flu pandemic

The Government has been criticised for not providing sufficient clarity, with guidance to pregnant women that they are at higher risk of complications from swine flu, since pregnancy weakens women's immune systems. Pregnant women are also advised to avoid crowded places if possible

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:26 AM
Yes started a thread on this back on the 2nd of June but nobody really seemed interested.

It's funny (or not actually) how we always seem to be a month or so in front of the MSM and the PTB in raising these issues.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:30 AM
Swine flu advice confuses UK public

AS SWINE flu continues to spread in Britain, health officials are telling people to avoid travel and crowded places, and are advising women to delay pregnancy until the virus subsides.

Since swine flu was declared a pandemic, or global outbreak, by the World Health Organisation last month, Britain’s response has swung between claims that the virus was not spreading widely to predicting there could be 100,000 new cases a day by the end of next month.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:40 AM
reply to post by meaguire

health officials are telling people to avoid travel and crowded places

Well, it seems they forgot to tell the train operators over here! lol.

For 2 days in a row now a train half the size as usual has shown up in the middle of the morning rush hour. The usual number of people still manages to squeeze in to a train half the size, and with the normal size of train it's usually really busy! I'm sure you can imagine the sardine-like squashedness of the paying 'customers'. Can't be healthy in any situation!

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:46 AM
Pig flu minister won't answer

HEALTH Secretary Andy Burnham today ducked a question about swine flu on whether he would take his kids to a crowded football match.

Last night health chiefs were in chaos over how to help pregnant women avoid swine flu.

The Department of Health yesterday issued tough advice warning expectant mums they should stay at home.

It urged pregnant mums who think they have symptoms to contact their GP for antiviral treatment as soon as possible.

The advice follows the death of new mum Rupara Miah, 39.

The National Childbirth Trust even suggested couples planning to start a family should wait until after the pandemic.

A swine flu vaccine could be ready next month - but the Government faces a dilemma in deciding who will get it first because of conflicting advice on inoculations.

Ministers plan to make pregnant women a top priority group - but the Royal College of Midwives says vaccinations are not recommended during pregnancy.

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