A Puyallup woman who contracted swine flu while six months pregnant has died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Doctors successfully delivered the woman's child before she died.
A Puyallup woman who contracted swine flu while six months pregnant has died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Katie Flyte, 27, was initially diagnosed with pneumonia, and doctors at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup later discovered she had swine flu. Doctors successfully delivered the woman’s child at Good Samaritan before Flyte was taken to Harborview on July 22.
She died Monday, with the cause listed as acute respiratory distress, according to the King County Medical Examiner.
“She’s in a better place,” her husband, Kenny, told KOMO-TV.
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He told the station that the baby has been named Abigail Marie.