US, Florida : Dade City mom, 27, dies of complications from swine flu
Article via the Tampa Bay Times, excerpt : " For three days last month, Holly Harrelson endured what she described as "pure misery."
"Haven't been able to keep my temp below 102.0 and I feel like I'm riding shotgun with death!" she posted Nov. 3 on her Facebook page. If by morning nothing had changed, she was headed to the hospital. "At this point I'm scared," she wrote.
The next day, the 27-year-old mother of three went to Pasco Regional Medical Center, where she died. Friends and health officials say it was from complications from the H1N1 influenza virus, commonly known as swine flu.
Harrelson got sick at a time when the county and the state reported only mild flu activity. However, the number of people seeking treatment for symptoms appeared to be on the rise, according to a week-by-week state report called "Flu Review."
One pediatric influenza-associated death has been reported in the state during the 2013-14 flu season. Currently, Florida reports "minimal" levels of flu activity.
The most common flu reported in Florida during recent weeks was the strain that Harrelson had, the H1N1. Swine flu caused a world-wide pandemic in 2009. It is now a human seasonal flu virus that also circulates in pigs."