5th H1N1 death in S’pore

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July 27, 2009
5th H1N1 death in S’pore <!–10 min–>

By Judith Tan
It is believed that Ms Kuan died of pneumonia, with H1N1 as a contributing factor. — PHOTO: AFP

A FIFTH patient in Singapore has died after developing complications from Influenza A (H1N1).Ms Kuan Lay Kim, 34, died early Monday morning at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

Ms Kuan, who was suffering from acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), was admitted to the hospital on July 17 after coughing for two days and tested positive for H1N1.

She was transferred to the ICU on July 19 for closer monitoring as her need for oxygen increased.

It is believed that Ms Kuan died of pneumonia, with H1N1 as a contributing factor.

The five H1N1-related deaths here have occurred within 10 days.

The first victim – a 49-year-old man who had multiple health problems including diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol – died on July 18.

Two others died last Wednesday. They were a 13-year-old boy with epilepsy and a 55-year-old man with motor neuron disease.

The fourth fatality was a 42-year-old Chinese Singaporean woman, who suffered from had thyroid disease.

She died of pneumonia last Friday morning.

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