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  • #91
    Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

    I'm pretty sure the family members posting some of the above comments would disagree with the bold text here.

    http://www.eaglecountryonline.com/ne..._from=&ucat=2&

    IN, Dearborn Health Departments Investigating H1N1
    Posted at 8:27 am on Monday, July 13, 2009 by Mike Perleberg
    (Lawrenceburg, IN) - After news broke of a flu pandemic a couple months ago, most people in southeast Indiana perhaps dismissed the threat.
    On July 5, a 19-year-old Moores Hill resident died from H1N1 influenza - better known as the swine flu - reawakening fears locally.

    Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Judy Monroe broke news of Indiana's first H1N1 death on Friday afternoon. Hamilton County Coroner Dr. O'Dell Owens announced through various media outlets that the victim was Matt "Skinny" McIntosh.

    "I would like to extend my sympathies to the family for their loss," said Dr. Monroe. "We know the virus is still circulating in the state, and we have been concerned that there would be fatalities. Influenza always has the potential to cause serious disease or even death."

    Doctors for about a week were not sure what caused the teenager to become so ill, but say they never ruled out the possibility of the swine flu. Intial tests were negative for the disease, but longer tests came back positive.

    State health officials are working closely with the Dearborn County Health Department to investigate the case and have already communicated with all close contacts and health care providers who might have been exposed to the case.

    LISTEN TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT INDIANA'S FIRST H1N1-RELATED DEATH FROM INDIANA STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER DR. JUDY MONROE. DOWNLOAD MP3 (2:37 - 1.8 MB).

    Matt's sister, Mindy MacIntosh, is still hospitalized with a probable case of the swine flu. Her mother Katrina McIntosh said late last week that Mindy was still in critical condition.

    "The death of this individual does not change our message to the public, which is to practice normal precautions to avoid influenza and other respiratory diseases. If you have milder symptoms of influenza, we advise you to stay home and contact your health care provider for advice," said Dr. Monroe.

    According to the Indiana State Department of Health, there have been 170 deaths related to the pandemic H1N1 flu nationally. Each year, about 36,000 people in the United States die from complications of seasonal influenza.

    For tips on what you can do to help prevent the spread of H1N1 and other diseases, visit http://www.in.gov/flu/.

    Photo Source: MySpace.com

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    • #92
      Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

      http://www.wrbiradio.com/templates/l...1346&storyno=2

      Sister Of Man Who Died From H1N1 Recovering From Similar Symptons
      The sister of the Moores Hill man who died from complications of H1N1 is also suffering from similar symptoms.



      Melinda McIntosh, 26, has been in the hospital on a ventilator and dialysis machine, but her mother, Katrina McIntosh told the Dearborn Journal Press she is doing better as of Monday.


      Although still critical her stats are better and her blood pressure is up.



      Mrs. Mcintosh said they were shocked to find out the cause of their son?s death, but relieved to know what it was. Matt Mcintosh had been tested for the swine flu, but initially the results came back negative. It wasn?t until after he died they learned why.

      Katrina McIntosh clarified that Matt was not found passed out in a barn. She took him to the hospital June 28 after he had coughed up blood.



      The Mcintosh family thanks the community for their recent support during this tragic time. The funeral was standing room only, and a benefit in honor of their son, a musician, over the weekend raised $2400.

      Another fundraiser is planned for August 1, what would have been Matt?s 20th birthday.



      If you missed last Saturday?s fundraiser, and would like to help the family, an account is being set up at Friendship State Bank, with branches in Dillsboro, Rising Sun, Friendship, Versailles, Batesville, Cross Plains and Vevay.



      This was the first death in Indiana from the swine flu.



      See more on this story in this week?s Dearborn Journal Press.

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      • #93
        Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

        http://www.eaglecountryonline.com/ne..._from=&ucat=2&

        (Dearborn County, IN) - Three more cases of the novel H1N1 influenza, better known as swine flu, have been confirmed in Dearborn County.
        That makes five total cases in the county since two siblings from Moores Hill - 19-year-old Matt McIntosh and 26-year-old Melinda "Mindy" McIntosh - were diagnosed last week.

        The Indiana State Department of Health is not releasing the names of the people with the new cases in order to protect their privacy. The hospitals where they were treated are also being kept confidential.

        Click here for tips on how to spot and prevent the spread of H1N1.

        With these newest cases, Indiana's total H1N1 confirmations are about 280 since April 20.

        Before the swine flu was confirmed in a Dearborn County resident last week, the closest the disease had come geographically was in a Boone County, Kentucky woman in June.

        One local woman battling a likely case of H1N1 is still in critical care at University of Cincinnati Hospital.

        "She's still not out of the woods, but her numbers are all steady and they seem to be staying there," Katrina McIntosh said of her daughter Melinda McIntosh's slowly improving condition. "Her heart rate and her blood pressure are up a little bit without any medication. They're turning the ventilator down a little bit."

        Katrina added that Melinda is still sedated. Melinda's brother Matt died from affects of the swine flu on July 5.

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        • #94
          Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

          Mindy is making progress - and they FINALLY confirmed her infection as H1N1.

          A 26-year-old Dearborn County, Ind., woman whose brother died last week of the swine flu is now a confirmed case of the H1N1 virus, her mother said Wednesday.

          Mindy McIntosh remains at University Hospital in critical condition but is showing signs of improvement, said Katrina McIntosh, 45, in a phone interview from the hospital.

          McIntosh is able to breathe a bit on her own, so doctors are going to try to wean her off the ventillator. McIntosh, a grocery store clerk, also moved her head and her arm today, also signs of progress, her mother said.

          Matt McIntosh, 19, died July 5 at University Hospital of the H1N1 virus after falling ill two weeks ago. His was the second swine flu death in the region. A 40-year-old unidentified man in Butler County died of the virus on June 29.

          Matt and Mindy McIntosh, who live at home with their mother in Dillsboro, suffered the same symptoms when they fell ill about two weeks ago. Matt McIntosh became sick first, and then his sister two days later, their mother said.

          But it remains a mystery where they contracted the disease, she said.

          They have not traveled out of the country or been exposed to anyone else with the virus that they know of, she siad.

          "We just don't know," Katrina McIntosh said. "We have no idea where it came from. This is just something that doesn't happen to you. It's just something you see on TV."

          http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...N1++sister+ill

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          • #95
            Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

            We knew this was coming.

            http://www.local12.com/news/local/st..._UX8mvqZQ.cspx

            Sister of Musician is Confirmed Case of H1N1 Flu

            Last Update: 4:49 pm

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            Mindy and Matt McIntosh Officials say the sister of a Dearborn County man who died of swine flu is now also a confirmed case of H1N1. Mindy McIntosh remains in critical condition at University Hospital today.

            19-year-old Matt Mcintosh, known as "Skinny" died Sunday, July 5 at University Hospital after first feeling ill two weeks ago.

            Mindy, who is 26, has been at University Hospital with the same symptoms... pneumonia and kidney failure. Test results show she has the virus also. Mindy's family tell us she's doing slightly better, but remains on a respirator. She is in isolation in the intensive care unit.

            The two siblings lived with their parents in Moores Hills, which is in rural Dearborn County, Indiana.

            Matt fell ill on June 28th. He spent two days in a Dearborn County Hospital and was airlifted to University Hospital in Cincinnati on June 30th. Matt was the drummer in the rock band "Strange on Display". His death is the first reported death from H1N1 in Hamilton County.

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            • #96
              Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

              A few of the comments on the above article from family members I believe Rshell is using the words isolate and quarantine interchangably.

              Rshell - 6:44 PM 1 Vote Report User To answer the questions...number one, NO Dearborn Co. said they didn't have the tests then..so, my friends we in that hospital getting God only knows what treatment, then they got way worse very fast and had to be aircared to UC hospistal. Then they got tested. Also, no we haven't been quarantined, neither was Skinny (at any time) or the family. They only quarantined Mindy after he died.. I'm very suspicious of this entire thing. Dearborn Co. messed up..and now even UC is saying they "never wronglly diagnosed", and yet they told the family he didn't have swine flu..and told the media they were "95% sure" he didn't. I'm tired of this crap. It took him almost 3 weeks to get test results, and almost 3 1/2 for Mindy. Why??

              chatty - 12:40 PM 0 Votes Report User I'm curious as to if Dearborn County Hospital tested them or not and if so, are they the ones who said it was negative? There have been so many bad stories that come out of that hospital. I hope they didn't contribute to his death by letting him lay there for two days, not diagnosed correctly.

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              • #97
                Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

                Parke Co. reports swine
                flu case


                Updated: Thursday, 16 Jul 2009, 5:06 PM EDT
                Published : Thursday, 16 Jul 2009, 5:06 PM EDT

                * News Staff

                PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI and AP) - The Indiana State Department of Health has reported Parke County has one confirmed swine flu case.

                That brings the total confirmed number in Indiana to 283. There has only been one swine flu-related death in Indiana.

                A 26-year-old Dearborn County woman whose brother died from swine flu also has the disease, and their mother said she doesn't know how they contracted it.

                Katrina McIntosh, of Dillsboro, said her daughter, Mindy McIntosh, remains in critical condition at University Hospital in Cincinnati, but shows signs of improvement.

                Nineteen-year-old Matt McIntosh died July 5.

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                • #98
                  Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

                  Has anyone heard an update on the sister's condition?

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                  • #99
                    Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

                    I looked last night but was not able to find anything.

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                    • Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

                      For two family members to both get so very, very ill... does not bode well. IMO possible mutations should be looked at.

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                      • Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

                        Aeolus:
                        http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...85&postcount=1

                        http://www.wlwt.com/health/20195033/detail.html

                        Woman Dies From Viral Infection That Killed Brother

                        Dearborn Co. Siblings Killed By H1N1 Infections

                        POSTED: 6:23 pm EDT July 27, 2009
                        UPDATED: 6:25 pm EDT July 27, 2009


                        <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.wlwt.com/_public/js/features/storyTools/storyTools-min.js"></script><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="storyTD" valign="top"><link href="http://www.wlwt.com/css/13260803/style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><!--startindex-->CINCINNATI -- An Indiana woman died Monday from H1N1, the same virus that killed her brother last month.Relatives confirmed that 26-year-old Mindy McIntosh, of Dearborn County, had lost her battle with the viral infection.Her 19-year-old brother, Matthew McIntosh, died June 30 from the virus at University Hospital after collapsing near a barn at his family's home.Health officials have not released any information about how the siblings might have contracted the viral infection.Nationally, there have been 170 deaths related to the pandemic H1N1 flu.Physicians said the virus can be prevented using proper hygiene, such as covering coughs and sneezes and thorough hand washing.
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                        Wotan (pronounced Voton with the ton rhyming with on) - The German Odin, ruler of the Aesir.

                        I am not a doctor, virologist, biologist, etc. I am a layman with a background in the physical sciences.

                        Attempting to blog an nascent pandemic: Diary of a Flu Year

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                        • Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

                          Oh no. I was afraid we were going to read that. I believe this is the first family worldwide to suffer two fatalities in this pandemic, as well as possibly the first instance where a fatal case caught the virus from another fatal case. While it is possible there was a mutation, the presence of milder downstream cases (the father, as well as Kristine and Regina Spielman) tends to discount that. I wonder about genetic predisposition, as well as a couple obvious pre-existing conditions.

                          I think we know what the name of this thread must become.

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                          • Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

                            From Mindy's MySpace page:

                            http://www.myspace.com/mindy_juggalette

                            Jul 27 2009 7:34 PM

                            R.I.P.Mindy u were a great friend & great person u r gunna missed dearly by so many people! I love u gurl & miss u so much! Hav a safe & enlightened journy 2 shangrila homie! Tell skinny hi & i miss & love him.

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                            • Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 death of man and critical illness of his sister

                              Errors in the article: I think they have the wrong date of death for Matt Mcintosh, and they have repeated the darned lie about the barn.

                              Woman Dies From Viral Infection That Killed Brother

                              Dearborn Co. Siblings Killed By H1N1 Infections

                              POSTED: 6:23 pm EDT July 27, 2009
                              UPDATED: 6:25 pm EDT July 27, 2009


                              CINCINNATI -- An Indiana woman died Monday from H1N1, the same virus that killed her brother last month.Relatives confirmed that 26-year-old Mindy McIntosh, of Dearborn County, had lost her battle with the viral infection.Her 19-year-old brother, Matthew McIntosh, died June 30 from the virus at University Hospital after collapsing near a barn at his family's home.Health officials have not released any information about how the siblings might have contracted the viral infection.Nationally, there have been 170 deaths related to the pandemic H1N1 flu.Physicians said the virus can be prevented using proper hygiene, such as covering coughs and sneezes and thorough hand washing.

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                              • Re: Indiana/Ohio: Doctors investigating H1N1 deaths of man and his sister

                                More details about Mindy's death. She may have picked up a bacterial co-infection in the hospital, as swelling in the brain would be a new symptom, and she is unlikely to still have active H1N1 virus in her system over a month into the illness.

                                http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp...00469&nav=9Tai

                                Sister of H1N1 flu victim dies in Cincinnati hospital

                                Updated: July 28, 2009 01:23 AM EDT


                                Mindy McIntosh (Photo courtesy: WLWT-TV)



                                Matthew McIntosh died July 5 after battling the H1N1 virus.






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                                Cincinnati - A third person from Indiana has died from swine flu.

                                Relatives of 26-year-old Mindy McIntosh of Dearborn County told WLWT-TV in Cincinnati the woman died at University Hospital in Cincinnati. McIntosh had been hospitalized with H1N1 flu, the same virus that killed her 19-year-old brother, Matthew, on July 5.

                                "Yesterday is when her brain started to swell, and things started going down hill," family friend Mike Dittmer told WLWT.

                                The television station says the hospital called family and friends around 3 p.m. Monday to update them on McIntosh's change in condition.

                                Dittmer said McIntosh had been recovering before the sudden reversal in her condition.

                                "We got up there, everyone said their goodbyes and they turned off the life support," Dittmer told the station. "She was the kindest, sweetest, most loving, happy person out there."

                                It is still unclear how the siblings contracted the disease. A Lake County resident also died from H1N1 flu earlier this month.

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