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  • Two serious cases of swine flu in gib

    Test results on two patients who were being treated by the Gibraltar Health Authority over the past few weeks for severe lung inflammation have proved positive as Swine Flu with lung complications. This was confirmed in a press statement yesterday by the GHA which stated that these two patients were not in the identified risk group published by the GHA in October 2010 and January 2011.

    The statement reminds the general public that susceptible persons, even those who are not in the high risk group, may, if they contract Swine Flu develop serious and life threatening complications such as lung failure (requiring artificial ventilation), kidney failure, heart failure and secondary infections.

    “Swine Flu is highly infectious and unlike other flu viruses is particularly severe on pregnant women, young persons and people with certain pre-existing diseases,” said the statement whilst emphasizing that the two current cases of Swine Flu in Gibraltar have been cases with serious complications in otherwise healthy adults. The GHA, it added was therefore once again offering the vaccine to everyone.

    http://www.chronicle.gi/headlines_details.php?id=21257
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