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Pregnant woman with swine flu dies after delivery, baby fine

By Hannah Horne - bio | email

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A pregnant woman died after delivering a baby within the last week.  The woman had swine flu, according to her doctor.

"This particular patient had symptoms, it developed fairly quickly," said University of South Carolina School of Medicine Dr. Anthony Gregg. "Her symptoms were present during her delivery and she deterioated shortly after that time period."

Gregg said the baby was delivered successfully and is doing well. So far it's unclear whether the infant has the H1N1 virus.

"She did not have the seasonal flu vaccine in her case," said Gregg. "Her children had an influenza like illness in the week or weeks before she contracted the influenza."

Privacy laws protect the woman's identity and specific information about her condition or treatment.

"This is a serious condition when women who are pregnant or recently pregnant acquire an influenza infection," warned Gregg.

Gregg said pregnant women are at increased risk for the flu, but should not panic. If they begin to feel sick, they should call their doctor and begin treatment. He cautions them from going to their doctor's office, as not to infect others around them.

Pregnant women should get a seasonal flu shot as soon as possible, Gregg said. However, he says women who are pregnant, could be pregnant or are trying to get pregnant should wait until the H1N1 virus is given in a shot form, not the live virus nasal spray.

Several medical organizations released a joint statement Friday with recommendations for pregnant women worried about H1N1. The organizations include:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians       
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
  • Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • March of Dimes Foundation
  • Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

DHEC says the first shipments of the H1N1 vaccine should arrive in South Carolina next week. They anticipate more than 25,000 doses of the nasal spray vaccine.

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