Second US Flu Victim Gave Birth Last Week

Texas teacher's family mourns as deadly outbreak wanes
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 6, 2009 2:00 PM CDT
This undated photo provided by the Rudy Garza Funeral Home and taken by Ultrashots studio shows Judy Trunnell, a 33-year-old teacher who died of swine flu.   (AP Photo/ Courtesy Garza Funeral Home, Ultrashots)
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(Newser) – The Texas woman who died yesterday after suffering from swine flu was a teacher who gave birth to a healthy baby girl last week by Cesarean section, the AP reports. Judy Trunnell, 33, was hospitalized after she had difficulty breathing 2 weeks ago and later fell into a coma. Texas health officials couldn't confirm that the flu caused her death.

Doctors did know Trunnell had the disease, which had only recently been declared the H1N1 strain. They said the resident of Harlingen, near the Mexican border, had "chronic underlying health conditions." "She was just a beautiful person, warm at heart," said her cousin. "She worked with disabled children as a teacher."