Pregnant H1N1 flu patient dies in Denpasar
Luh De Suriyani , The Jakarta Post , Denpasar, Bali | Fri, 09/04/2009 4:05 PM | National
A 19-year-old woman died after being treated for the H1N1 flu virus for almost a week at Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar, Bali
Ken Wirasandhi, a spokesman from the hospital, said Friday that Ni Wayan Siti of Tampaksiring, Gianyar, died on Thursday night. Ken said the patient, who had tested positive for the H1N1 infection, had also had pneumonia.
Siti was eight months pregnant when she was admitted to the hospital on Saturday last week. She had a miscarriage three days later.
The hospital also suspected that Siti was infected with bird flu, but had yet to receive test results to confirm it.
Separately, chief of the Bali Health Agency I Nyoman Sutedja, said Siti's death was the first H1N1-related death on the resort island
. So far, 83 people, 42 of them foreigners, have been treated for the H1N1 virus infection.