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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Australia - Perth woman triggers swine flu fears

Via WA Today in Australia, swine flu/H1N1 is back in Perth.

" Australia has recorded its first serious case of swine flu infection for the year, with a young woman struck down with the pandemic virus in WA.

The woman was admitted to a Perth hospital earlier this month, when her deteriorating condition was notified to the surveillance program set up to monitor the spread of the A(H1N1) virus.

The woman, described as of "child-bearing years but not pregnant", was the first Australian to trigger the monitoring system since December 11 last year.

She also has an underlying illness which placed her in a leading risk group for a serious swine flu infection, said Associate Professor Paul Kelly."

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