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Scottish flu victim airlifted to Leicester hospital

Dumfries Infirmary
Ms Scott was airlifted by helicopter from Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

A Scottish woman is in intensive care at a specialist hospital in Leicester after contracting a suspected form of swine flu.

Jennifer Scott was transferred by helicopter from Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after she was diagnosed with a serious “flu-type illness”.

Her condition at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester was described as critical but stable.

Ms Scott is reported to be 27 years old and from Sanquhar in Dumfriesshire.

A spokesman for NHS Dumfries and Galloway said: “We have had a confirmed case of a significant flu-type illness.

“That case has been transferred and there are no other confirmed cases.”

 

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Swine flu victim Jennifer Scott remains in critical condition

Dumfries Infirmary
People in at risk groups for flu, such as pregnant women, have been urged to seek vaccination

A woman from southern Scotland remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital in Leicester after contracting swine flu.

Jennifer Scott, who was pregnant, underwent an emergency caesarean before being transferred by helicopter from Dumfries Infirmary last week.

Her baby daughter is said to be doing well.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has urged anyone in an at-risk group for flu to seek vaccination.

Director of Public Health Dr Derek Cox said it had been clear after several days in the Dumfries hospital that the patient had needed specialist care.

He said it was not a “unique case” in Scotland.

 

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