Friday, October 2, 2009

CDC: Nearly 1 in 3 Pregnant Women Who've Contracted H1N1 Have Died in U.S.

A stark reminder about how deadly the new H1N1 virus can be. During a news briefing Thursday, U.S. health officials said the virus has hit pregnant women especially hard. Since it first surfaced in April, nearly 1 in 3 pregnant women have died from the new strain.“Since the virus was first recognized in late April, early May, 100 pregnant women across the country have been hospitalized due to the novel H1N1 flu and 28 have died,” Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention told

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