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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:26 am 
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Inseparable in life and death: Couple who were devoted to each other for over half a century died MINUTES apart

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1CsHf50PQ

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Mr Dix, a former steel worker, had been suffering from flu when he collapsed at their home.

His wife called an ambulance and watched distraught as medics prepared to take her husband to hospital. It was to be the last time she saw him as during the short journey he lost his battle for life.

Unaware of his death, Mrs Dix, 76, called their children to tell them of the emergency. But just after delivering the news she collapsed and died.


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http://www.metro.co.uk/news/855155-fema ... ystery-bug

A grieving bride-to-be hanged herself two days after her fiancé died in hospital from an unknown illness

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/855155-fema ... z1DarNM0IW

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It has not yet been confirmed what killed Mr Sweaton, but his death certificate says he died from bronchopneumonia and multiple-organ failure.



Craig's mother said: 'He was the happiest and jolliest person you could ever wish to meet.

'He was fit and healthy - he always ate the right food, he never smoked, he was at the gym every single day.

'That's partly what is making all this so hard to come to terms with.'


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sh ... e-12517901

Shropshire and Telford NHS reveals 10 swine flu deaths

Each of the ten deaths happened in either the Royal Shrewsbury or Princess Royal Hospitals, over a six-week period from 1 December, the trust said.

The number has been released after a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by BBC Radio Shropshire.

Earlier this year, the trust said it did not want to answer questions about potential flu-related deaths.

'Difficult to sustain'

Dr Patricia O'Neal, from the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, said it was difficult to get accurate figures quickly as the situation changed "hour to hour".

"We were extremely busy in the hospital in those times and a lot of it was dealing with flu.

"But it's actually changing hour to hour and actually, to ask the same people who are the infection control nurses and microbiologists, like myself, to run around chasing after every single individual result before it has been checked and verified and given information that's then out of date an hour later, it's actually quite difficult to sustain."

The H1N1 swine flu strain was the most common form of influenza this winter, according to Shropshire Primary Care Trust.


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 Post subject: Re: UK
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:09 am 
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stephensons, wasn't Hull part of a cluster of flu deaths in December?

April article about a December death? odd timing.

http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.u ... ticle.html



Popular David Lloyd club chef dies of pneumonia days after falling ill

A WELL-LIKED chef died of pneumonia days after falling ill with a chest infection.

Pawel Wozniak, 30, had been signed off sick from work at David Lloyd health and fitness club, in Kingswood, in the week before he died, Hull Coroners' Court heard.

He was in regular contact with his GP during this time and had been prescribed two different kinds of antibiotics.

But the chef developed pneumonia and was found lying dead on the sofa of his home in Fawley Close, west Hull, by his live-in landlord John Mason.

Fellow chef Kenneth Atkinson told the inquest Mr Wozniak, who had lived in Hull since relocating from Poland in 2006, was a popular member of staff.

He said: "Pawel was an open person and was always talking about his mother back in Poland, and about his work.

"He was always fun to be around and everyone loved him.

"As far as I'm aware his health was at top peak.

"I used to go with him to the gym."

Mr Wozniak was described by his landlord as white, sweating and "clearly not very well" in the days leading up to his death, on Thursday, December 9 last year.

Mr Mason said: "He was lying on the sofa because he couldn't make it to the bed.

"He put his coat over him and he had a cloth on his head."

The landlord discovered Mr Wozniak had passed away the next morning.

Empty paracetamol boxes were found next to him, but pathologist Latifu Sanni told the inquest they were not connected to his death.

Dr Sanni concluded that Mr Wozniak had died of bronchial pneumonia and diffuse alveolar damage, or respiratory distress.


Returning a verdict of natural causes, assistant deputy coroner Professor Robert Forrest sent a message of condolence to Mr Wozniak's loved ones.

He said: "This is a sad case and all I can say is that infections still kill people, even young people.

"I feel very much for Pawel's family and friends."

paid tribute to his colleague after the inquest.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:10 am 
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[color=#0000BF]stephensons, wasn't Hull part of a cluster of flu deaths in December?[/color]April article about a December death? odd timing.

http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.u ... ticle.html



Popular David Lloyd club chef dies of pneumonia days after falling ill

A WELL-LIKED chef died of pneumonia days after falling ill with a chest infection.

Pawel Wozniak, 30, had been signed off sick from work at David Lloyd health and fitness club, in Kingswood, in the week before he died, Hull Coroners' Court heard.

He was in regular contact with his GP during this time and had been prescribed two different kinds of antibiotics.

But the chef developed pneumonia and was found lying dead on the sofa of his home in Fawley Close, west Hull, by his live-in landlord John Mason.

Fellow chef Kenneth Atkinson told the inquest Mr Wozniak, who had lived in Hull since relocating from Poland in 2006, was a popular member of staff.

He said: "Pawel was an open person and was always talking about his mother back in Poland, and about his work.

"He was always fun to be around and everyone loved him.

"As far as I'm aware his health was at top peak.

"I used to go with him to the gym."

Mr Wozniak was described by his landlord as white, sweating and "clearly not very well" in the days leading up to his death, on Thursday, December 9 last year.

Mr Mason said: "He was lying on the sofa because he couldn't make it to the bed.

"He put his coat over him and he had a cloth on his head."

The landlord discovered Mr Wozniak had passed away the next morning.

Empty paracetamol boxes were found next to him, but pathologist Latifu Sanni told the inquest they were not connected to his death.

Dr Sanni concluded that Mr Wozniak had died of bronchial pneumonia and diffuse alveolar damage, or respiratory distress.


Returning a verdict of natural causes, assistant deputy coroner Professor Robert Forrest sent a message of condolence to Mr Wozniak's loved ones.

He said: "This is a sad case and all I can say is that infections still kill people, even young people.

"I feel very much for Pawel's family and friends."

paid tribute to his colleague after the inquest.


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 Post subject: Re: UK
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:22 pm 
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a reminder that even though flu may be circulating at a low level, some people may still be getting seriously ill.

this woman was 75, but still running a dance studio and choreographing ballets for her studio.


http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at- ... _1_3294778


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ANNELI Robinson, who has died aged 75 within weeks of contracting ‘flu, was the charismatic and much-loved owner and principal of the Knaresborough and Harrogate Dance Centre in Castle Yard, Knaresborough.
News of her death spread quickly among former and present pupils, and within days the railings outside the dance centre were hung with dozens of pairs of ballet shoes with poems or messages on their soles.

Anneli was born in Finland and trained there and in Russia, becoming a Prima Ballerina. She then went to Peru where she had a ballet company, and met and married the diplomat Roy Robinson, originally from Manchester.

When he retired in the mid 1980s, Mr Robinson suggested that Anneli purchase a dance school in the UK. Yorkshire’s reputation for dance was an attraction, and in Knaresborough the Dance Centre in Castle Yard was looking for a new owner.

She bought it, and kept on Wenda Simpson who was teaching the three to 12-year-olds. Anneli taught those who stayed on until they were 18. Many went on to study dance full-time and a number have become teachers.

Her commitment to ballet was total, and her love of it infectious. <------- odd word choice, given the situation :grin:

continues ... sounds like a lovely person ....


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 Post subject: Re: UK
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:50 am 
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Twenty-seven people died in Greater Manchester’s hospitals after contracting swine flu this winter, we can reveal today.

New figures show the number of fatalities in the region was more than double the death toll previously released.

In January, bosses at NHS North West banned Greater Manchester health trusts from providing information on deaths from flu – including the H1N1 virus. They said the data may have been incomplete and therefore difficult to interpret – so they only wanted national figures released.

MPs and patient groups criticised health bosses for a lack of transparency.

Previously, we reported the number of deaths of people diagnosed with swine flu in Greater Manchester was at least 12.

But the new figures, obtained by the M.E.N. using Freedom Of Information laws, reveal the total number to have died in the region’s hospitals between November 2010 and February 2011 was actually 27.

The highest number of deaths was at North Manchester General, where seven adults died after contracting the H1N1 strain.

The hospital is home to one of the country’s largest infectious-diseases departments.

Pennine Acute Trust, which runs North Manchester General, confirmed that a total of 12 swine flu patients died in its four hospitals over the winter. Three, including one child, died at the Royal Oldham and two at Rochdale Infirmary.

There were no deaths at the trust’s fourth hospital, Fairfield General.

Elsewhere in Greater Manchester, there were five winter H1N1 deaths at Wythenshawe Hospital – one of five hospitals in the country to have a specialist swine flu unit where patients were treated using the ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) system.

There were two swine flu deaths at both Salford Royal and Royal Bolton – one man and one woman at each.

Another two people – a man and a woman – died in Stockport’s Stepping Hill Hospital after being diagnosed with the H1N1 strain.

There was also one at Manchester Royal Infirmary and one at Trafford General. Both patients were men.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Trust confirmed one person died at one of its hospitals in January. Bosses at Tameside General confirmed swine flu had been a ‘contributory factor’ in one death over the winter.

The HPA’s most recent figures show there have been 579 fatal flu cases in Britain this year.

It said that reported deaths were mostly due to H1N1 and occurred mainly in middle-aged and younger adults with underlying health problems.

A HPA spokesman added: "All influenza illnesses and not just swine flu can be extremely serious for people in vulnerable groups, including older people over the age of 65, pregnant women and people with underlying health issues.

"We strongly advise anyone who is in one of these ‘at risk’ categories to accept the offer of a flu jab when they are invited to have one."

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 Post subject: Re: UK
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 9:34 am 
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... l?ITO=1490

Tragic mother who was put in a coma to save her unborn child loses swine flu battle

A young mother who was put in a coma to save her unborn child has lost her six-month fight with swine flu.

Leanne Gunnell, 22, was misdiagnosed twice after falling ill last November.

When doctors discovered she had suffered serious lung damage, they took the radical step of putting her in a coma to offer her and her unborn baby the best chance of survival.

After the birth Miss Gunnell rallied and hopes rose she would recover. But days later tests revealed she had suffered brain damage and she died on Friday.

Her father Simon, 44, paid tribute to Leanne who he said was 'so looking forward to becoming a mother for the first time'.

He said: 'She always thought of everybody else. She was just such a caring child and I know she has touched so many hearts.

Speaking to the Gloucester Citizen, Mr Gunnell added, 'In my eyes, the world has been starved of an angel.

'I don't think many other people would have lasted so long. The nurse said she had beaten all the odds to have survived so long.

'I have lost my precious little girl.'

Miss Gunnell's daughter, Faith, was delivered by Caesarean section on November 30 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, weighing just 3lb.

At the end of January Miss Gunnell appeared to be making progress and was breathing on her own, but two weeks ago she suffered a massive brain haemorrhage.


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 Post subject: Re: UK
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/swine ... demic.html
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More swine flu deaths last winter than during pandemic
More people died after contracting swine flu in Britain last winter than during the previous year’s pandemic.
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 Post subject: Re: UK
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:04 pm 
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gee ... very sad ..... but what does this sound like?


http://www.worksopguardian.co.uk/news/l ... _1_3561075

flu symptoms .... then died of myocarditis


Tributes to Paula Robinson

DINNINGTON ground to a halt to pay its respects to a North Anston woman who died suddenly aged 38.

Paula died on 10th June after contracting a vicious heart condition just days before.

The family holidayed three or four times a year to places like Egypt, Hawaii, Dublin and even Hornsea. John said: “We had just been camping near Bridlington [in UK] with a group of friends – she really enjoyed that.”

But soon after returning, Paula was taken ill. She started with flu-like symptoms on the Sunday but struggled through until Tuesday, when she came home early from work.

The GP prescribed medication to treat what he thought was an ulcer, but rather than improving, Paula’s condition got worse. She developed a pain in her chest which was suspected as being gastric flu, and she was prescribed more medication.

But by Wednesday night John noticed how breathless his wife was and she had developed a cough.


The next day when Philip took her to the surgery, the doctor suggested antibiotics for pneumonia. But Philip insisted she went to hospital.

Consultants were stumped when an x-ray ruled out pneumonia, and the diagnosis changed again – to a blood clot.

Hours went by waiting for blood test results, while all the time Paula’s real killer was attacking her heart.

“She actually died of myocarditis, an untreatable condition which latches on to a virus and inflames the heart,” said John.

The condition is so rare that specialists said there was more chance of winning the lottery than contracting it. “Bassetlaw Hospital has never had a case and the heart specialist hadn’t seen it in 22 years,” said John. “I can’t believe I have lost my gorgeous wife to this.”


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