03 December, 2010

Be Careful



رفع الحذر الصحي

وفاة حالة جديدة مصابة بأنفلونزا الخنازير في البحيرة




أ.ش.أ
Thu, 02/12/2010 - 22:24
توفيت حالة جديدة مصابة بأنفلونزا الخنازير بمحافظة البحيرة الخميس. وكانت الصيدلية نرمين محمد سعيد البنا (30 سنة) قد أصيبت بالمرض واحتجزها مستشفى حميات دمنهور في 17 نوفمبر الماضي، بعد ظهور أعراض تتشابه مع أعراض مرض أنفلونزا الخنازير عليها من ارتفاع مفاجئ في درجة الحرارة وألم في العظام واحتقان في الحلق ورشح في الأنف وسعال وألم في العضلات وإجهاد شديد.
وقرر المستشفى عزل الحالة عن باقي المرضى بعد أخذ عينة دم منها ومسحة حلق لتحليلها والتأكد من إصابتها بالمرض، حتى توفيت متأثرة بالمرض مساء الخميس.


وفاة ربة منزل بالدقهلية بعد إصابتها بأنفلونزا الخنازير


غادة عبد الحافظ
Wed, 01/12/2010 - 17:20
توفيت سيدة بالدقهلية مساء الثلاثاء، متأثرة بإصابتها بفيروس أنفلونزا الخنازير، وقال أطباء في مستشفى حميات المنصورة إن فريدة عبد الحكيم السيد (29 سنة)، ربة منزل، أصيبت بأعراض أنفلونزا الخنازير، واحتجزتها مستشفى الحميات يوم السبت الماضي، وأخذ الأطباء عينات من فريدة للتحليل، أكدت إصابتها بالمرض، وتوفيت متأثرة بمضاعفاته.
وقال أحمد طاهر مدير مكتب محافظ الدقهلية إن التقرير الطبي المرسل من مديرية الصحة يؤكد أن فريدة كانت مصابة بدرن رئوي منذ أربع سنوات، مما تسبب في إصابتها بتليف في الرئة، وجاءت نتائج التحاليل بعد وفاتها لتؤكد إصابتها بأنفلونزا الخنازير.

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