PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia health officials say a
pregnant woman from Wood County is the latest death attributed to
the swine flu.
The death on Friday was announced in a statement by Dr. Sherif
Ibrahim, regional epidemiologist for the Mid-Ohio Valley Health
Department. The department did not disclose the woman’s identity.
Ibrahim said pregnancy increases susceptibility to H1N1
influenza, more commonly referred to as swine flu.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
nearly 6 percent of H1N1 deaths are women who are pregnant.
Health officials encourage pregnant women experiencing flu-like
symptoms to immediately contact their physician.
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