Wednesday, July 22, 2009

H1N1: Two Singaporeans die from swine flu

SINGAPORE: Two Singaporeans died today from Influenza A (H1N1), bringing the total number of swine flu-related deaths in the city-state so far to three. 

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

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