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article imageStudy says pregnant women has higher risk with swine flu

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By John Louie S. Ramos     Jul 29, 2009 in Health
In a recent swine flu-related study. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concluded that pregnant women who get the dreaded virus are four times more likely to be hospitalized as compared to other swine flu patients.
Experts analyzed data from from April to mid-June, scrutinizing the first 34 U.S. cases and six deaths among pregnant women.
It was revealed that the rate of admission for pregnant swine flu patients was much more higher than other swine flu cases.
The researchers also advised that pregnant women must be attended with medication immediately to avoid further risk, citing that anti-influenza drugs such as Tamiflu should be given promptly -- even before diagnosis.
Likewise, pregnant women are first in line for the swine flu vaccine, expected to be ready late this year.
As of the moment the World Health Organization's Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 - update 59 reports 134,503 deaths including 816 deaths.
It was also revealed that first cases of swine flu were discovered in several countries and territories. Including, Afghanistan, Andorra, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Haiti, Sudan, Tonga, Tanzania and U.S. territories such as Guam and American Samoa.
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