Christchurch Hospital, the main public hospital in the city in New Zealand, has treated two critically ill pregnant women with severe viral pneumonia, said Geoff Shaw, a consultant in the intensive care unit. One was 21 weeks pregnant and the other 34 weeks, he said.
“It’s almost unheard of for healthy, pregnant women to get a severe, life-threatening pneumonia, and we have two at the same time,” Shaw said over the telephone last week. “We have never seen that before.”
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