Family says baby died from swine flu

June 1, 2009 12:22:46 PM PDT
A baby is dead and the family says they've been told it's because of the swine flu.The baby died in the Bronx late last week.

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The 11-week-old was suffering from flu-like symptoms when his family put him down for a nap.

When they went to go check on him, the baby appeared to be unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The family tells the Daily News that the Health Department told them the baby died of the swine flu, but the Medical Examiner has not determined if that was the cause.

About 130 New Yorkers have been hospitalized since the outbreak began.

Eight schools reopened Monday after being closed for the flu. However, eight more remained closed. ---
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

For facts about influenza, and more information about swine flu, please visit the Health Department and CDC websites. Some specific resources:

From New York City Health Department

Facts about flu
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/cd/cdinflu.shtml

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General information about swine flu
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/general_info.htm

Swine Flu Case Definitions
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/casedef_swineflu.htm

Swine Flu Infection Control and Patient Care
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/guidelines_infection_control.htm

Preventing the Flu
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm


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