24 Aug, 2009 @ 00:01
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Swine flu kills three

THREE people died from swine flu this weekend to become Andalucia’s first fatalities from the illness.

The victims were all female and each suffered from serious health problems which seriously reduced their ability to fight the disease.

The total number of deaths in Spain from the highly-contagious disease has now reached 15.

The first victim was a 39-year-old pregnant woman from Morocco who was originally admitted to hospital in Sevilla with hepatitis.

Her condition quickly worsened, forcing doctors at the Hospital de Valme to perform an emergency Caesarean due to fears over her unborn baby.

“The total number of deaths in Spain from the highly-contagious disease has now reached 15.”

The baby was successfully delivered without the virus, however, the mother died later in intensive care.
Her two other children also contracted the illness but have reportedly made a full recovery.

The second death came shortly later on Saturday afternoon at the Punta de Europa Hospital in Algeciras.
The 50-year-old woman had a history of other, undisclosed, health problems.

And less than 24 hours later, it emerged that a third woman, 20, had died in the San Cecilo Hospital in Granada.

She was admitted to hospital last Wednesday, and is understood to have been dangerously obese.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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1 Comment

  1. I’d probably head to the local Hospital and ask for the H1 vaccine that there giving out, Some Hospitals even administer the vaccine for free with out charge. I remember i first started reading about the Swine Flu Virus about 8 months ago in a English news paper were there was a few cases located in scattered schools some were in England. A bunch of children were contracting the virus and some died, They also quarantined some of the children who were contaminated with the virus were a few weeks later some of the children died

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