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  • 5th fatality reported: Pregnant woman with twins

    Source: http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2009/jul...is2024595.html

    Google translation:

    Died yesterday in San Juan de Dios Hospital
    Pregnant with twins dies after flu infection AH1N1
    Woman was five months pregnant and was placed in intensive care
    Number of deaths rises to five, and there are 54 boarding schools for pneumonia
    Marcela Cantero and Ronny Rojas | mcantero@nacion.com
    Published: 2009/07/12


    A pregnant twins died yesterday morning due to a severe pneumonia that developed after the flu AH1N1.

    The woman, aged 25, was five months pregnant and died on Saturday at 1:30 p. m., in the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital San Juan de Dios (HSJD).


    This is the fifth fatality in the country that registers the AH1N1 and pandemic influenza in the first pregnancy.

    The news was reported yesterday in The Nation by the Health Minister Maria Luisa Avila, who pointed out that the patient also suffered from obesity.

    "She received all the attention and medical care in the hospital, but her pregnancy and obesity are risk factors that greatly complicated the status of a patient with this virus," said Avila.

    This neighbor of San Jose faced a long agony in the hospital. I was married and had two children over seven and nine years.

    Her husband, Roberto Muñoz Gaitan, who said his wife, Juana Bodán Mayorquín presented fever for five days a lot of room in his house in San Jose.

    Finally, on July 2, took his wife to the clinic because she suffered from Solon Nunez great difficulty breathing.

    Gaitan said that day was taken to Emergency Hospital San Juan de Dios.

    In the medical center, the patient was a few days in isolation, but admitted on Saturday, July 4 at the Intensive Care Unit.

    "He was intubated because he could not breathe, and was unconscious," said Gaitan.

    Finally the woman died yesterday in a septic shock caused by pneumonia, a hallmark of the infection AH1N1.

    On health care, Gaitán complained that only yesterday when they were informed about morgue in the presence of virus in the patient AH1N1.

    Moreover, it claimed that no health personnel to your home to check their status and their two children.

    On complaints, the Minister of Health indicated that the research version of the family because the protocols require visiting the contact AH1N1 patients.

    He further stated that it was known a week ago that she was suffering from this type of flu.

    Risk cases. To date, a group of 54 patients remained interned in nine public hospitals that severe pneumonia is suspected, are caused by influenza AH1N1.

    Meanwhile, Health reinforces actions EBAIS, clinics and hospitals for symptoms of influenza in patients at risk who are more susceptible to complications and deaths.

    In the roster include diabetics, asthmatics, smokers, pregnant women, people with hypertension and cardiac problems.

    In total, 351 influenza-infected Costa Rican AH1N1.

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    Re: 5th fatality reported: Pregnant woman with twins

    Source: http://www.laprensagrafica.com/el-sa...pe-a-h1n1.html

    Google translation:

    Costa Rica: dies pregnant H1N1 influenza A

    The Health Minister Maria Luisa Avila confirmed the death of a pregnant woman who was suffering from influenza A H1N1, adding that this was the fifth victim in the country.
    Written by AP

    Sunday, 12 July 2009 11:31


    Avila also denied that the death of another woman on Thursday was due to influenza A H1N1. He added that the medical manager of the Social Security Fund, Rosa Climent was misled because the laboratory tests ruled out the presence of the virus in that case.


    However, the minister confirmed to local media the death of a young man of 25 years, pregnant with twins during the early hours of Saturday after spending 10 days in a hospital in Havana for a serious pneumonia.


    Women, the youngest victim in the country, was also obese, which complicated their table. He was five months pregnant and had aborted fetuses on Friday.


    She received all the attention and medical care in the hospital, but her pregnancy and obesity are risk factors that greatly complicated the status of a patient with this virus, Avila said the newspaper La Nacion.



    The AP tried to locate Avila, but did not answer his cell phone. Health data indicate that so far 54 other people remain hospitalized with serious pneumonia, and are managed as suspected cases of flu, while in the country have been 351 confirmed cases of influenza-infected AH1N1.


    Among the cases included two pregnant women, one of which already had your baby and are well, said Avila.


    The effects are similar to those of Chile, but there will be an increase in cases and unfortunately, deaths, Avila said the daily Al Dia, on the disease.

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      Re: 5th fatality reported: Pregnant woman with twins

      Source: http://www.ticotimes.net/dailyarchiv...07/0713093.cfm

      Costa Rica's flu death toll rises to 5

      The death of a woman expecting twins pushed Costa Rica's number of influenza A(H1N1)-related deaths up to five on Saturday.

      Twenty-five-year-old Juana Bodán was five months pregnant when she died Saturday, the daily La Nación reported Sunday. The fetuses died a few hours before Bodán's death.

      “She received all the medical attention … in the hospital, but her pregnancy and obesity are risk factors that really complicate the condition of a patient with this virus,” María Luisa Avila told La Nación.

      Costa Rica has reported more than 270 cases of A(H1N1), according to the World Health Organization, although most of the cases have not been severe.

      –Tico Times

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