Scottish swine flu patient no longer critical
TT/The Local · 8 Aug 2009, 10:19
Published: 08 Aug 2009 10:19 GMT+02:00
However, the condition of the 22-year-old Swedish swine flu patient who is being treated in the same ward remains critical.
At the same time, several hospital departments in Stockholm with newborns have implemented visiting restrictions due to the swine flu, reported SVT. To avoid spreading the disease, no outsiders are allowed to visit the neonatal or delivery wards at Karolinska University Hospital and Danderyd Hospital.
The 26-year-old Scottish woman was transported to Sweden for medical care at the end of July due to a lack of specialist beds in Britain. She needed treatment that involves pumping the patient's blood through a machine that artificially adds oxygen.