Three children, three pregnant women die in Rio from Swine Flu
RIO DE JANEIRO – Three children under the age of eight and three pregnant women are among the latest reported deaths from Swine Flu in this Brazilian State.
The Rio de Janeiro State Department of Health has confirmed seven new deaths to bring the total Swine Flu fatalities in the state to 16.
Agencia Brasil said two of the newly reported dead were children, both aged seven. One was a resident of Rio while another was a resident of Sao Goncalo. Both died on July 23.
An eight-year-old child died sometime in the past 28 days but the ministry did not have an exact date.
Three pregnant women have also died, the ministry said.
A 28-year-old pregnant woman died in St. John of Meriti. Another woman, 22, died in Duque de Caxias. In the same city, a 16-year-0ld pregnant woman was also killed.
The seventh victim is a 57-year-old woman. The victim, from Nova Iguaçu had heart problems.
The World Health Organization has said young children and pregnant women are at special danger of dying from Swine Flu.
WHO has warned pregnant women to be extra careful with Swine Flu which has so far caused more than nearly 900 fatalities in the world, mostly in North America.
- With files from Agencia Brasil