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Baby born to swine flu patient

8th June 2009

A pregnant woman who has swine flu and is in hospital in Paisley has given birth prematurely.

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The child was delivered at 29 weeks at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.

The mother, who is 38, is seriously ill with the virus. She is one of a number of patients who have been admitted to the hospital with swine flu.

A woman aged 44 from Renfrewshire is in intensive care. A 23 year old woman and two men aged 37 and 45 have also been admitted to the hospital with the disease.

The 37 year old man has been transferred from intensive care to another unit after an improvement in his condition.

There are 508 people who have swine flu in the UK. 49 new cases of the virus were announced on Friday.

27 of the new cases were confirmed in England and 22 in Scotland.

Of the 27 cases in England, 14 were in London and five were confirmed in the South East. In Scotland, 16 cases were in the Highland health board region, one was in the Forth Valley and five in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Swine flu has now reached 66 countries. The World Health Organisation said it was "getting closer" to announcing a global epidemic.


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