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Second swine flu case confirmed in Dumfries and Galloway

A second case of swine flu has been confirmed at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

An 18-month-old boy was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus on Monday (25th February).

NHS Dumfries and Galloway are urging anyone in the 'at risk' group to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

27-year-old Jennifer Scott from Sanquhar is still in a 'critical but stable' condition in hospital in Leicester after contracting the virus whilst pregnant.

Her baby was delivered by emergency caesarean section at Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary, before she was transferred to Leicester.

Her daughter is said to be doing well.


Dumfriesshire swine flu woman 'critical but stable'

A new mother from Dumfries and Galloway is fighting for her life after contracting swine flu.

Jennifer Scott from Sanquhar was pregnant when she collapsed at a funeral.

The baby was delivered by at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Jennifer was then airlifted to a hospital in Leicester which has specialist equipment for dealing with the virus.

Kim Inglis reports:

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Scottish woman being treated for swine flu in Leicester

A woman is in a critical but stable condition at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester after contracting a form of swine flu.

Jennifer Scott, who is 27 and from Sanquhar in Dumfriesshire, was transferred by helicopter from Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary earlier this week.

The Scottish Sun reports Ms Scott was pregnant and collapsed during her mother's funeral, adding that doctors performed an emergency caesarian section before Ms Scott was airlifted to Leicester.

"We can confirm that the patient has been transferred to Glenfield Hospital and is currently on a ECMO machine in ITU.

"The patient was flown to Glenfield Hospital as it is one of a limited number of hospitals in the UK that has this specialist piece of equipment. The patient is currently in a critical but stable condition."

– University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust spokesperson