Mum of two becomes first swine flu fatality in the UK

NHS has simple guidelines to keep you safe and healthy

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Just days after world health experts state the swine flu bug as a pandemic, Jacqui Fleming, 38, a Scottish mum of two, has passed away after battling with the virus for two weeks and delivering her new baby three months prematurely.

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Jacqui’s newborn baby is in a critical condition but isn’t thought to have contracted the flu.

There has been a new rush of cases in the UK, taking the number of people with swine flu up to 1,226.

Although the flu is dangerous to mums-to-be, this is apparent with ALL types of flu so if you’re pregnant, don’t fret, just follow these guidelines issued by the NHS:

Take antiviral drugs, which are available from your GP as well as Relenza, which is a new antiviral drug that’s inhaled but doesn’t reach your developing baby. If you’re worried about your kids contracting the virus, Tamiflu is safe for children aged one and over.

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For all details on the swine flu medication advice, head to NHS Direct or call 0845 4647

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