A 13-year-old boy who was suffering from epilepsy and admitted to the National University Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) last Sunday and diagnosed with H1N1 flu died this morning.
The cause of the boy’s death was due to prolonged seizures, with H1N1 flu infection as a contributing factor, according to the Health Ministry in its latest update on the flu.
In another case, a 55-year-old man suffering from a motor neuron disease and admitted to Changi General Hospital (CGH) ICU last Saturday, and also diagnosed with the swine flu died this afternoon.
The ministry said the man died from severe pneumonia with advanced motor neuron disease and underlying H1N1 flu.
In the first Singapore H1N1 flu-related death, a 49-year-old man with heart problems died at the CGH last week. - Bernama
Source: NST Online