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Samoa: total 2 A/H1N1 deaths

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    One death in Samoa from swine flu
    Posted at 22:47 on 07 August, 2009 UTC

    A 26 year-old woman has become the first person in Samoa to die of H1N1.

    The woman was pregnant and had a caesarian operation last week to save her baby.

    She died yesterday at the country?s main Tupua Tamasese Mea?ole hospital.

    It is the first death in Samoa since the Ministry of Health started its awareness campaign of H1N1 in May.

    The number of confirmed cases in the country is now 100.

    A doctor at the national hospital confirmed the death from swine flu but no other details were released.

    However, reports say the 26 year-old was admitted to hospital last week with swine flu symptoms and doctors decided to perform surgery to try to save the woman and her baby.

    The baby is under the care of nurses and doctors at the hospital but the condition of the child is not known.


    Another mother in Samoa dies from swine flu
    Posted at 18:20 on 09 August, 2009 UTC

    The Ministry of Health in Samoa has confirmed the death of another mother fom swine flu.

    She died a day after a pregnant woman, who was diagnosed with H1N1, died following a caesarian operation to save her child.

    The most recent victim of swine flu was a woman from Aleipata district, who was rushed to the national hospital for medical treatments but died before arrival.

    Health sources say members of the dead mother?s family have also been diagnosed as infected, including young children, but doctors and nurses were immediately sent to provide medical assistance.

    Meanwhile three mothers who called into the special clinic for pregnant women at the national hospital have been admitted to the isolation ward with swine flu symptoms.

    The ministry of health has announced the reopening of all schools in the country on Tuesday.

    Schools were closed for two weeks in order to contain the spread of the swine flu.