Pregnant women died suspected of carrying the H1N1
written by Jhoana Suarez / DLA Táchira
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
After being in delicate health conditions of pregnant lady died yesterday at noon, when she was treated in the Intensive Care Unit of Central Hospital, on suspicion of having the H1N1 virus. This was her third pregnancy and her baby also died
Women with 33 weeks of gestation, which was sent to a private center of Columbus died Monday in the ICU. The lady was admitted last Saturday night in the emergency room of the Central Hospital.
For their serious health conditions the same was sent to the hospital ICU where she remained until noon Monday when he died. It was known that his death was caused by the severe respiratory presented, which makes it suspicious of the H1N1 virus.
In the morning of Monday the authorities of Central Hospital of San Cristobal had disclosed the presence of a suspected case of H1N1 virus which was being treated in the best way possible from the weekend
, according to Dr. Joel Contreras , director of this medical center.
Contreras said that last week were treated four patients with symptoms similar to H1N1, they were studied, he took the samples and three of them were sent home, but the pregnant lady who was being treated at a center Private, presented a very worrying symptoms and was hospitalized, and then passed to the ICU.
"We want to tell the public that the H1N1 virus is very serious and when presented strong symptoms go to the doctor, not self-medicate, especially pregnant women, because statistics tell us that three people killed by H1N1, one of which is a pregnant woman. "
In this respect Dr. Douglas Borjas, an epidemiologist at Central Hospital, said she was really a lady with 33 weeks of gestation from Columbus, and was treated at first instance in a private school in this town, then is transferred to the Hospital and after its delicate condition, is sent to the Intensive Care Unit, where he remained from Saturday.
Borjas said that before the outbreak was generated in Merida, in the Central Hospital were using the protocol given for H1N1 in pregnant women, where every woman during pregnancy with respiratory symptoms is a sample, is given Relenza treatment and left for observation.
Recently, the hospital had two cases that have already been discharged and are fully recovered at home. Then they had another observation, from El Vigia, which had pneumonia and the results of their sample tested negative.
But during Saturday night, entered the emergency the patient referred to Columbus, presenting a more severe symptoms, pneumonia, multiple focus, and although he received treatment for pandemic influenza, and then passed to the ICU Hospital, where he was valued by the team of obstetricians, because her pregnancy was at risk.
Unfortunately, despite the efforts of doctors, the lady died. "The lady had taken the samples, which were sent to Caracas."
It was learned that the woman that his identity is unknown were between 30 and 35 years old and was impeached in Columbus, municipality Ayacucho.