Swine flu claims NorCal nurse, 2 new moms | SierraSun.com

Swine flu claims NorCal nurse, 2 new moms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and#8212; Health officials say a Sacramento-area cancer nurse’s death is the first among California health care workers related to the H1N1 Virus, or swine flu.

Mercy San Juan Medical Center spokesman Bryan Gardner says officials at the Carmichael hospital do not know if 51-year-old Karen Ann Hays contracted the virus on the job. She died July 17.

In the San Francisco Bay area, two new mothers died from the virus, also known as H1N1, shortly after giving birth.

A 33-year-old Marin County woman was hospitalized with flu symptoms and gave birth nearly two months early. She died June 30.

The Alameda County coroner’s office said this week that 33-year-old Nicole Savoy of Hayward died July 12 of pneumonia due to the virus. She had given birth June 15.

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