First death from Swine Flu in Caribbean region reported


Dominica and Martinique have just confirmed their first cases of swine flu. In each instance the affected individuals (there is only one case in each island) had just returned from the United States. Dominica and Martinique join the other Caribbean islands in which cases have been confirmed, which include Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Cayman Islands. Meanwhile, the Dominican Republic has confirmed the first death from the virus in the region, a nearly seven-months pregnant 17-year-old from the town of Baní. The victim was a “very high risk” patient who suffered from heart disease and had a history of tuberculosis. WHO is not recommending any travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the virus.

3 thoughts on “First death from Swine Flu in Caribbean region reported

  1. Help…dengue outbreak in BES islands..can this be misdiagnosed and actually be Swine flu…many ill…no testing…symptom diagnosis only…no treatment plan…anyone have news to share to help the masses suffering form what i fear is misdiagnosis

  2. Swine influenza (also called swine flu, or pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.`

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