Wednesday, July 29, 2009

H1N1: Two more people in ICU

Well, this is yesterday's news, but it is still noteworthy that H1N1 cases leading to death is mostly on pneumonia issue… so those on the high-risk group, take note, and beware.

TWO more people warded in intensive care have been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus.

One, a 45-year-old woman with a history of myasthenia gravis (a neuromuscular disease), went to the National University Hospital emergency department on Monday after experiencing breathing difficulty and four days of fever.

She was admitted directly to the ICU with a diagnosis of severe pneumonia and respiratory failure. Laboratory tests confirmed she has H1N1.

She was on ventilator support and critically ill, the Health Ministry said last night.

The second patient, a 25-year-old woman with a history of asthma, sought treatment at Tan Tock Seng Hospital's emergency department on Tuesday. She had three days of shortness of breath, cough and sore throat. She was subsequently transferred to the ICU for closer monitoring, and tests confirmed she had H1N1.

In all, 102 H1N1 cases are currently hospitalised, 12 of them in intensive care.

From TODAY, Home – Wednesday, 29-Jul-2009