1 dead, 8 have swine flu in Pittsburgh hospitals - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

1 dead, 8 have swine flu in Pittsburgh hospitals

Posted: Updated:

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh hospital officials say an older woman with an underlying medical condition has died and eight others have been so seriously sickened by the H1N1 flu strain that they require machine assistance.

Dr. Donald Yealy, chief of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that one woman has died. Her name isn't being released because of medical privacy laws.

At UPMC Presbyterian hospital, four patients have become so ill they're hooked up to a machine that helps their hearts and lungs function. Yealy says those patients are dealing with "the most serious complications short of death."

Officials at Allegheny General Hospital have four swine flu patients receiving assistance from the same type of machine.

Yealy says five other UPMC swine flu patients are critically ill, but not being treated with the machine.

 

Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:06:52 GMT

    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

    More >>

    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

    More >>
  • Accordion lovers from around the country unite in Sharon

    Accordion lovers from around the country unite in Sharon

    Saturday, May 27 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-05-27 04:13:53 GMT

    Those who love the music and dances of their ancestors have converged on Sharon. People have traveled from as far away as Alaska, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia to be at the 11th Annual National Button Accordion Festival. 

    More >>

    Those who love the music and dances of their ancestors have converged on Sharon. People have traveled from as far away as Alaska, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia to be at the 11th Annual National Button Accordion Festival. 

    More >>
  • Sebring names new Police Chief

    Sebring names new Police Chief

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:16:21 GMT

    Sebring Police Department will have a new chief on Sunday.  

    More >>

    Sebring Police Department will have a new chief on Sunday.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms