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 Post subject: Re: Sweden
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:29 pm 

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http://kvp.expressen.se/nyheter/1.23151 ... ninfluensa

Hospital launches ivestigation after the death of the swine flu

Helsingborg Hospital has adopted an internal investigation in response to the pregnant 41-year old who died on Friday in what is believed to be swine flu.
Next week, hospital management may also decide on a Lex Maria notification.

The pregnant 41-year old came into the emergency ward at the hospital in Helsingborg on Friday after her condition deteriorated and she became unconsious. According to her girlfriend, she will be experiencing seizures before she become completely unresponsive. Despite intensive revive, her life went not to save.

Less pneumonia

In a press release confirming now Helsingborg Hospital where the woman was treated on Janyary 24 to 26 because of nausea and cough. She also showed a slight pneumonia. The woman was treated with antibiotics and prophylactics against influenza because she was pregnant and non-vaccinated - all "under normal processing procedures," the hospital in the press release. After two days in the hospital she was written out - and two days later she died.

Internal investigation

After being notified of the woman's death has now Bosse Ervander, the acting chief medical officer at Helsingborg Hospital, decided that an internal investigation to be carried out in the coming days for the hospital management next week to decide on a Lex Maria-notification must be submitted to the National Board.

 Post subject: Re: Sweden
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:14 pm 

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http://www.thelocal.se/20140213/three-s ... e-flu-wave
Three Swedes die in new wave of swine flu
13 Feb 2014 08:59 GMT+01:00

At least three people in Sweden have died from a new wave of swine flu and experts are worried that more fatalities are on the way. Northern Sweden has been the hardest hit.

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Just over 500 people in Sweden have been diagnosed with swine flu this winter and three have died, reported the Aftonbladet newspaper on Monday. Four people in Finland have died.

Authorities there are now urging everyone to be vaccinated, especially those in risk groups such as the heavily pregnant and the over-65s.

Epidemiologist Hélène Englund at the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten) described the situation in Sweden as "the tip of the iceberg".

"Most people aren't tested, so we don't know how many people are affected. It's high time to get vaccinated, it's not too late," she told the paper.

Englund said that many Swedes are cautious of getting vaccinated due to the risk of developing narcolepsy, a condition that swept across Sweden as a result of the Pandemrix vaccine. But the epidemiologist explained that authorities had a new and safe vaccine.

"The vaccine that's being used is not the same as the one given during the pandemic. This one has no connection to narcolepsy."

Northern Sweden has been hit the hardest by the disease. Ten employees at the Sunderby hospital in Luleå were infected.

 Post subject: Re: Sweden
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:16 pm 

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http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.as ... el=5784231
Swine flu outbreak kills six
Published: kl 17:35 , Radio Sweden

Six Swedes have died from swine flu so far this flu season, and more fatalities could be on the way, news agency TT reports.

"This is the top of the iceberg", state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told the agency.

There are currently several different types of influensa in circulation, the swine flu typically affects young people harder, while the seasonal flu tends to hit the elderly. All of those killed by the swine flu had other medical conditions.

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