Spreding illnessThursday, June 25, 2009
H1N1: Pregnant woman dies of Influenza A, 23 deaths in Argentina
The Health Ministry announced there are 23 lethal victims of Influenza A and there are 1,488 cases in Argentina. A pregnant woman died after contracting the virus in Buenos Aires province.
The 24-year-old woman had been hospitalized at the Güemes clinic in the district of Luján, after she showed symptoms of the illness.
Sources said the mayor of Luján, Graciela Rosso and the local Health Secretary, Héctor Ruffinelli, will give a press conference this afternoon to comment on the details of the case.
Media in Buenos Aires reported that another pregnant woman died. The 19-year-old woman had been hospitalized in Larcade Hospital in San Martin district and died on Tuesday morning, Malbrán Institute is analyzing her test to confirm if she died of H1N1 virus.
Last night, government confirmed that 1.391 people had contracted Influenza A, also known as swine flu in the country. The government is reportedly mulling to declare the state of health emergency in the country.