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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kuala Lumpur : Pregnant mum the latest victim

Via NST :

" KUALA LUMPUR : A 41-year-old pregnant woman in Penang has become the latest victim of influenza A (H1N1), bringing the death toll to 87 since the outbreak began last year.

The woman, who was 30 weeks' pregnant and expecting her third child, was admitted to Penang Hospital on May 12. She had fever, cough and breathing difficulties. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said the difficulty in breathing was because she had severe pneumonia. Doctors did their best to save her and her foetus, but failed, he added.

"I have repeatedly advised people who have symptoms of the disease, especially those in the high-risk group and pregnant women, to get treatment early. Delay leads to complications and death."

He said even healthy people could succumb to the disease if they did not seek treatment early.There were 26 positive cases reported as of 5.30pm on Tuesday, with the number of confirmed cases now rising to 14,718.

There are also 573 people, including 40 with H1N1, admitted in public and private hospitals nationwide."

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