Sad Story for A Mother-to-Be in the Dominica Republic

This past June, the director of the Ministry of Public Health in the Dominican Republic, confirmed the first death of the H1N1 virus. The seventeen year old patient was said to have died from complication from the swine flu.  She was twenty-seven weeks pregnant and had a rigid history of pulmonary tuberculosis as well as other heart defects. 


The couple who was expecting were both diagnosed with the swine flu, but only the mother to be succumbed to the virus. Health authorities claim that the mother did not have adequate facilities nor access to proper medication for her previous health conditions which most certainly contributed to her death after a long battle.

The expectant father is doing well, and is back from the hospital in okay spirits.