Judy Trunnell becomes the first American citizen to die of Swine Flu

May 6th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by GD  

Judy Trunnell is the unfortunate victim who has succumbed to Swine flu. She has been identified by health officials to be “the first U.S. resident” to die while she was suffering from swine flu. However, the officials have not specifically said that Trunnell died because of contracting the virus. The news of her death came in when the health officials of U.S. and Mexico were hoping that the attack of the most threatening virus was slowly coming under control.

According to the latest surveys conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), until early Wednesday more that 1,516 individuals have been confirmed to be suffering from the H1N1 virus. it is significant to note that the number of cases is increasing day by day and the disease has spread to 22 countries. It must be mentioned that these figures include 30 deaths, of which 29 cases belong to Mexico and the other one belongs to the United States of America.

The death of Judy Trunnell is very heart rendering because she was eight months pregnant and was put on life support. She gave birth to a healthy girl through Caesarean section but she could not fight back the virus. The Texas Department of State Health Services said the Trunnell, a teacher by profession, had “chronic underlying health conditions when she was admitted to a hospital in April.”

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