• Serious morbidity or death from swine influenza infection is unusual in the immunocompetent host. We present a fatal case of pneumonia caused by this virus in a previously healthy 32-year-old woman during her third trimester of pregnancy, and review all published case reports of swine influenza in United States civilians. Pregnancy may be a predisposing factor to fulminant infection with swine influenza virus.
(Arch Intern Med. 1990;150:213-215)
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