Local Pregnant Lady Dies from H1N1

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by greenfamilyfarms, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    I saw this on the news - how sad! Maybe I need to take this H1N1 business more seriously.

    Pregnant Brunswick County woman dies of H1N1 virus

    "Brunswick County's health director said the death of a new mother is the county's first related to the H1N1 virus.

    Fred Michael said the woman was pregnant when she tested positive about a month and a half ago for the swine flu at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    After doctors transferred her to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Michael said the woman was sent to Duke to get her baby as healthy as possible. He said doctors delivered the child over the weekend; just days before the woman died.

    Michael said the Brunswick County Health Department is offering the H1N1 vaccine to pregnant women if they read and sign a consent form. He said several pregnant women have received the vaccine since the CDC suggested the protocol earlier this week.

    The woman died Tuesday at Duke University Hospital, said Brunswick County Deputy Health Director Fred Michael.

    “She had been sick for about a month and a half,” he said.

    Michael said the woman went to Brunswick Community Hospital where she tested positive for the virus. She was transferred to New Hanover Regional Medical Center when her condition worsened.

    Doctors delivered her 30-week-old baby before she died, Michael said."


    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Yes, pregnant women, need to take extra care. A woman that worked with my son, died just after giving birth. Yes it was the H1N1. She was in her mid. 20s Pregnant women are at a high risk!!!!!!!!
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Locally,24 year old girl dead ! Pregnant and had a toddler. Slipped into a coma and died. husband is left a singlw dad and widpw at 24.

    I still won't get a vacc but if i was prego i wonder if that would change my mind???
  4. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    I would still be leery of the vaccines! I know people who get the regular flue shot and still get the flue a lot. My friend's mother works for the U.S.D.A. A while back they told her that they were going to make the vaccine because they were going to introduce the flue soon.
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    No vaccine is EVER 100%.
  6. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    That is sad. I already have my natural vaccine. I lived through the 76 outbreak.
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    No vaccine or immune system which the vaccine depends on is 100%. That said, under 6months old, over 50, immunocompromised, otherwise sick, pregnant, or infirm, you can die from almost ANY flu in a given year. Flu of many strains kills thousands annually. In the scope of things, the media has nothing better to focus their efforts on this year.

    Even with the flu that is so hyped up this year, diarrhea from dirty water still kills more children in the world, and that is solved by just having the resources for boiling water, and can be treated as easily as giving electrolytes.
  8. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    On any given year there are many, many strains of flu. Viruses mutate like crazy. The flu vaccine that you get at the beginning of flu season is just a best-guess at what flu strains will be most common that year. It by no means covers ALL the types of flu out there...there is absolutely no way it could. So if you come in contact with an uncommon or mutated strain, even if you've been vaccinated, then you will still get "the flu". This is certainly true if you are immunocompromised. If you are unhealthy, refuse to eat right, exercise or just have a preexisting medical condition then you are at risk. Being young, old or pregnant is a high risk because you are easily immunocompromised if you aren't already. The H1N1 vaccine is effective only against H1N1 but this strain of flu is very virulent and dangerous. You can still die from the flu but getting vaccinated with the N1H1 and 'seasonal' flu will cut your chances. There is no reason not to get vaccinated unless you are allergic to a product in the vaccine itself or had prior reactions to vaccines. To say you won't get vaccinated because you can still get the flu and vaccines aren't 100% effective is like saying you won't put your baby in a car seat or wear a seat belt in a car because it's not 100% effective in a car accident.
    I work in pulmonary research at Duke, my DBF is an immunologist/virologist there also - I'm not just passing on my opinions here.....it's sound advice. Please, if you have access to a vaccine - get it. [​IMG]
  9. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    No way will I get the vaccine. One person was killed by the swine flu outbreak in the 70s. 25 were killed by the vaccine for it and hundreds were crippled. That flu was hyped up just as much if not more than this one.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009
  10. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC



    one of us ultimately makes his or her own decision on vaccinations. As a scientist and a concerned member of my community I know that the benefits outweigh the risks and I have already gotten the seasonal flu vaccine. The H1N1 will not be available to me until the at-risk population is seen to first, as is proper. Still, if and when it is available, I will be vaccinated. Sure, no vaccine and I could get sick with it and most assuredly get over it with no long-term effects because I'm healthy as a horse. However, if I do get it, I will be infectious for several days before I realize it and quarantine myself. By then I could possibly infect anyone - the little girl who gets but in the grocery cart seat after I've pushed it back into the store, the elderly lady who I help pick up her dropped purse, the man undergoing chemotherapy at the hospital who touches the elevator button after I exit....I will not have that on my conscience. [​IMG]
    Just my 2 pennies worth.

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